In recognition of the mutual benefit to be gained through bilateral cooperative and collaborative efforts for their investigations in the polar regions, a Memorandum of Understanding between The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the German Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar and Meeresforschung (AWI) was signed in late 2022.

For a concrete definition of collaborative efforts, a workshop will be held at the AWI in Bremerhaven on 6 December 2023. We invite Swiss-based scientists to express their interest in participation by contacting the SPI Secretariat.

Header image: Aerial photo of the AWI campus in Bremerhaven, Germany. Copyright: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Johannes Lemburg (CC-BY 4.0)