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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

New momentum for Swiss polar science

In 2015, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) was created as a dedicated service and logistics provider for the Swiss polar and remote high-altitude science community. From 2021, the SPI enjoys a new national status and launched a call for the first series of Swiss polar programmes. These steps will significantly increase the opportunities and impact of Swiss polar science at the “three poles” in the coming years.

The online event will feature a brief presentation of SPI’s enhanced portfolio, an overview of Switzerland’s scientific footprint in high latitudes and altitudes and new opportunities for international collaboration.

The event will be held online on Wednesday 26 May 2021 from 17:00-18:00 CEST (UTC+2).

We invite you to register on our webpage.

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© 2018 Akçar Naki, 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