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Prix de Quervain 2021

The Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH), the Swiss Commission for the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (SKJFJ) and the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research are publishing the 2021 call for the Prix de Quervain. The objective of this competition is the promotion of students and early-career […]

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Vacancy for Scientific Director

The Swiss Polar Institute is looking for a new Scientific Director. Applicants should be leading scientists in polar/high-altitude research with strong research credentials anchored in the Swiss research community. The contract will offer a position at 20% (annualised) and have a duration of 4 years, renewable once. See the announcement […]

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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 […]

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SPI involved in EU-PolarNet 2

Following its participation in EU-PolarNet, the Swiss Polar Institute is now a partner of the EU-PolarNet 2 consortium, funded by Horizon 2020. Through EU-PolarNet 2, SPI will contribute to the mapping of existing strengths and capabilities in European polar research, help identify short and long-term polar science needs, shape future […]

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Swiss Polar Institute gains new national status

Founded in 2015 with the aim of supporting the research community, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) has now been selected as a “Research institution of national importance” for the period 2021-2024. This new status and additional funding by the Swiss Confederation will raise SPI to a new level to support […]

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Survey about Swiss-French polar science collaboration

The Swiss Polar Institute, in collaboration with the French Polar Institute (IPEV), is circulating a questionnaire to help foster Franco-Swiss polar collaborations. We invite Swiss polar researchers to fill out this questionnaire and let us know how SPI-IPEV could support such collaborations or access by Swiss groups to French infrastructure/locations […]

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Data management in the field

SPI recognises that undertaking field work in remote, high-altitude and polar regions requires careful and thorough planning. In order to make this step easier, we have compiled a field guide to data management which gives an introduction to good data management, as well as helpful tips for planning and undertaking […]

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University of Zurich as new SPI member in 2021

The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) is delighted to announce that the University of Zurich (UZH) will become a new member and funder of SPI from 1 January 2021. This development in the governance of the institute shows the increasing interest in polar and remote high-altitude research. Counting this new active […]

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Field and summer schools 2021

In view of supporting students and early-career scientists, SPI contributes to the cost related to the participation in field schools and training programmes for master’s and doctoral students. The topics or disciplines must be relevant for, or associated to, high-altitude or polar science. It is an opportunity to gain specialised […]

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