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  • Science conducted in and around polar and high-altitude regions is critical to understand 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) supports scientists based in Switzerland who work in polar regions and remote high altitude environments.

NEWS

FEATURED EVENT

Swiss Polar Day 2020 – Cancelled

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/04/2020
All Day

Location
University of Zurich, KOL-F-101


Due to the latest developments in the spread of the coronavirus, we are unfortunately cancelling the Swiss Polar Day 2020 event on 17 April. We will evaluate later in the year the opportunity to organise a networking event for the Swiss Polar Community. We stay reachable through our usual channels, should you have any question.

The Swiss Polar Day gathers the Swiss scientific community around international keynote speakers active in the Arctic, Antarctic and high-altitude regions. It is also an opportunity to debate and give inputs on SPI’s activities and future priorities.

The one-day conference is open to all active or aspiring members of the Swiss academic community interested or experienced in polar regions. Students, young scientists and experienced researchers from all fields are warmly invited to network and contribute to the debate!

The programme is currently under preparation and will be published soon.

 

GALLERY

  • © Parafilms/EPFL, photographer: Noé Sardet

  • © Parafilms/EPFL, photographer: Noé Sardet

  • © Peter Ryan, photographer: Peter Ryan

  • © Parafilms/EPFL, photographer: Noé Sardet

  • © Peter Ryan, photographer: Peter Ryan

WHAT WE DO

Funding

Funding for field access, logistics and technology

Expeditions

Expeditions and Flagship programmes

Events

Information events, scientific workshops and conferences

Outreach

swiss polar class educational program

Health and Safety

Courses and support measures for fieldwork

Training

ACCESS TO FIELD AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

Swiss Polar Institute

SPI is funded by a consortium of Swiss universities – EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), ETH Zurich, the University of Bern and the University of Lausanne – and by Editions Paulsen. Officially supported by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the SPI creates synergies and offers services to the Swiss polar community. 

Contact

Swiss Polar Institute ENT-R SPI-GE
GR C2 505
Station 2
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

Phone:

+41 21 693 76 74
+41 21 693 10 74

Email:

secretariat.spi@epfl.ch

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