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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

Call announcement: SPI Flagship Initiatives

The SPI Flagship Initiative programme, enabling ambitious Swiss-led multi-annual and multi-disciplinary research programmes in polar or remote high-altitude regions, has just been launched. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme. The SPI Flagship Initiatives represent a unique opportunity, since this will be the only call for proposals for the period 2021-2024.

The call documents are available online.

© 2020 Preben Van Overmeiren, all rights reserved
© 2020 Preben Van Overmeiren, all rights reserved

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 programme

Health and Safety

Courses and support measures for fieldwork

Training

ACCESS TO FIELD AND SUMMER SCHOOLS