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  • Science conducted in and around polar and high-altitude regions is critical to understanding the evolution of the Earth’s climate.
  • Due to the complex logistics, challenging access and difficult safety conditions in these extreme environments, the Swiss polar community requires specific competencies and dedicated support.
  • The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) offers tailored support to scientists based in Switzerland who work in polar regions and remote high-altitude environments.

NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Remote Scientific Fieldwork & Social Dynamics Course

29 May 2024 | 10:00 - 16:30 @ Alpole, Sion

 

Fieldwork is an integral part of geoscience research. A positive and supportive group culture is an essential part of ensuring that field teams can be maximally productive and safe during field campaigns.

In this course led by Mylène Jacquemart, postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, we will cover leadership and communication tools that can help field team members, regardless of their position in the team, contribute to creating such a positive environment.

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Swiss Polar Day 2024

12 September 2024 @ University of Fribourg

This event is the annual gathering of the Swiss polar science community and includes national and international keynotes, networking opportunities and updates on recent developments in polar research.

The Swiss Polar Day 2024 will be held in Fribourg.

The registration is now open and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Explore all SPI funded projects

Every year the Swiss Polar Institute awards competitive grants to scientific projects in the Arctic, Antarctic and remote high-altitude regions. This section offers an overview of the scientific projects supported by the Swiss Polar Institute in polar and high-altitude regions.

SHOW PROJECTS

WHAT WE DO

Funding

Funding for field access, logistics and technology

Collaboration

International Collaboration and Agreements

Events

Information events, scientific workshops and conferences

Outreach

swiss polar class educational programme

Expeditions

Expeditions organised by the SPI

Courses

Courses and support measures for fieldwork

Training

ACCESS TO FIELD AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

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