The SPI is happy to announce that the call for proposal for the SPI Exploratory Grants is now open for the first time. This new funding instrument has been designed to support established Swiss scientists (at least 3 years after PhD graduation) active in Polar regions (including remote high-altitude regions) […]Read More
Articles by: John Maxwell
Pôles, Feu la glace
SPI is happy to partner with the Muséum d’histoire naturelle of Neuchâtel for an exhibition on the Poles and climate change. The exhibition will take you to extreme latitudes, notably thanks to footage brought back from ACE, in order to introduce you to the most remote ecosystems in the world. […]Read More
Over €40m in EU funding available for polar research!
The EC has confirmed a call topic within its research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020 dedicated to research on the cryosphere, earmarking over €40 mio in 2019. The call topic LC-CLA-07-2019: “The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities” includes subtopics on sea-level changes, changes in Arctic biodiversity, and sustainable opportunities […]Read More
2019 GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition – GLACE: The call for proposals is open!
We are excited to announce that the call for proposals for our latest project, the GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE), is now open. The expedition will offer an unprecedented complete circumnavigation of Greenland in a single expedition over a 2-month period in August and September 2019, providing access to the remote […]Read More
ARICE call for ship-time proposals is open!
The EU funded project ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium) offers fully funded transnational access to research icebreakers. It has now opened its first call for ship-time proposals to access the icebreakers CCGS Amundsen, RV Sikuliaq and PRV Polarstern. This call will remain open until the 5th of July 2018 and […]Read More
The Poles are warming up. Why should we care?
Echoing the World Environment Day, the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation and the Swiss Polar Institute are hosting an evening debate event to explore with a panel of experts the pressing matters of the Poles’ general warming. For this debate we are delighted to welcome experts on polar issues with Konrad […]Read More
Postdoctoral Fellow for ACE-DATA project wanted
For the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition DATA project in the Aerosol Physics Group, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The main tasks include leading the ‘Antarctic Sea-Atmosphere Interactions Data’ (ASAID) sub-project and supporting the set-up of the ACE Database in coordination with the respective work package […]Read More
Swiss Polar Day 2018, a great success!
The Swiss Polar Day 2018, held on 4 April, has gathered the Swiss scientific community working in Polar regions at the ETHZ in Zurich. More than 150 students, young scientists and experienced researchers have joined the event to meet colleagues, debate on future scientific priorities and listen to international keynote […]Read More
Call for proposals for the Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship award is open!
The call for proposals for the € 150 000 Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship award is currently open. The fellowship programme provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct research in East Antarctica while operating out of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station over two seasons. The fellowship is open to applicants […]Read More
Participate in the 2018 CESM Polar Modeling Workshop with sponsorship from SPI
The Swiss Polar Institute will support Swiss early career scientists selected by the organisers by covering their travel and accommodation costs with a maximum amount of CHF 1200. The call for applications for the CESM Polar Modelling Workshop, organised by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a US research […]Read More