Call for elevator pitches
The SPI organises an elevator pitch session for early-career scientists during the Swiss Polar Day 2020, to be held on 17 April 2020 at the University of Zurich.
The elevator pitch session (3 minutes and 1 slide per speaker) will be followed by a lunch break during which the speakers can engage with the participants of the conference. Tables will be arranged in the foyer where the lunch will take place for the speakers to further present their research to the audience of the conference and exchange with members of the Swiss polar community...
MOSAiC - Swiss teams participating in the world's largest Arctic expedition
Tonight, the German research icebreaker Polarstern will set out from Tromsø (Norway) on a sea expedition unlike any the world has seen before. Around a month from now, north of Siberia, the Polarstern will be moored to a large floe formed from last year's ice. The water will freeze around it, enclosing it completely...
Special evening on polar regions at the Musee de la Main
On 13 February, the Musée de la Main is organising a special event on Polar regions with inputs on different topics such as the role of Polar regions on the global climate, the growing fascination with these regions attracting more and more adventure seeking travellers or northern lights. The whole event will take place in a festive environments with Polar music and drinks.
More information on the event can be found here:
UNIL to become SPI member
The Swiss Polar Institute is thrilled to welcome the University of Lausanne (UNIL) as a new member and funder from 1 January 2020. "The widening of the range of institutions engaging in the SPI's activities shows the increased relevance of scientific work in polar regions for the great challenges of our times" says Prof. Konrad Steffen, the Swiss Polar Institute's Scientific Director...
Date(s) - 18/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Aims of the workshop: Provide a forum for exchange for the Swiss SSH community active in polar regions, create a new dynamic for joint projects or interdisciplinary collaborations, find out about possible unmet needs and potential support
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Coffee
10:30 – 10:55 Introduction by Yvon Csonka and SPI
10:55 – 11:15 Round of introduction
11:15 – 12:15 Prof. Peter Schweitzer, Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Polar Research Institute on “How to Foster Arctic Social Science in a Non-Arctic Country”
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 15:30 Inputs on current research topics and projects by the Swiss research community and new collaboration avenues
15:30 – 15:45 Word from the FDFA, Grégoire Hauser, towards a Swiss polar policy
15:45 – 16:15 Wrap-up by Yvon Csonka and SPI
16:15 Networking drink
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.