Articles by: Basil Fahrlaender

The SPI is recruiting a Communication officer (50%)

The Swiss Polar Institute is looking to complete its small and dynamic team and to recruit a communication officer 50% Job Advertisement – SPI communication officer Location: SionEntry date: 1 January 2023 or upon agreementDuration: CDI (unlimited contract) Working for a small grant-making foundation supporting the polar and high-altitude science, […]

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Tracing past interglacial South Greenland Ice Sheet extent using meltwater sediment samples – Anne Sofie Søndergaard

Ice mass loss from Greenland has accelerated over the last few decades and it has recently been predicted that Greenland could become ice free in the next millennium. During past interglacial periods, when global mean temperatures reached values larger than today, the Greenland Ice Sheet was most likely smaller than […]

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Mackenzie Delta Lake sediments – Records of recent permafrost thaw? – Lisa Bröder

Arctic rivers and their deltas are increasingly impacted by the rapid changes the Northern regions are currently facing. The Canadian Northwest Territories have witnessed dramatic increases in temperature and precipitation over the last decade, leading to widespread thawing of previously frozen soils (permafrost). To investigate whether this changing climate has […]

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69°47 N 50°23 W – Fieldnotes from Gianna Molinari and Fien de Doncker, pictures from Christoph Oeschger

As part of their PolARTS project, the author Gianna Molinari and the artist and photographer Christoph Oeschger accompanied the early-career researcher Fien de Doncker on her field trip to West Greenland. Sediment cores, seabed topographies, stories, sounds and pictures were collected. Fien De Doncker: The world I experienced around Ilulissat […]

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Swiss Polar Day revisited

On 16 October, the SPI organises the Swiss Polar Day 2.0, a networking event for the Swiss polar science community. Researchers from all fields of polar studies, from humanities to glaciology, are welcome to join this event on 16 October 2020 from 15:00 to 17:00. The session will be held […]

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Calls for proposals 2020 open!

The SPI launches its calls for proposals 2020 for two funding instruments: the SPI Exploratory Grants and the SPI Technogrants in polar and remote high-altitude regions: The SPI Exploratory Grants scheme focuses on funding logistics and field work for Swiss polar researchers as well as the launch of new ideas […]

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