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New collaboration opportunities with Tara Ocean Foundation and the upcoming Tara Polar Station

On 26 February 2024 in Sion (VS), the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and Tara Ocean Foundation held a joint workshop focused on presenting the drifting scientific observatory/laboratory, Tara Polar Station, and on exploring synergies between the two organisations and their respective scientific communities. The collaborative workshop concluded with both parties […]

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Prix De Quervain 2024

The call for the Prix de Quervain is now open. This year’s Prix de Quervain will be awarded for research on topics relating to the two polar regions. The prize honours students and early-career scientists for their outstanding MA, PhD or Postdoc works. The funding organisations are the Swiss Committee […]

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Memorandum of Understanding signed with the French Polar Institute at the One Planet-Polar Summit in Paris

PRESS RELEASE – On 9 November 2023 in Paris, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV) formalised their collaboration in polar and high-altitude science. The MoU opens a new chapter in this long-term partnership between France and Switzerland, two neighbouring countries that share not only a […]

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Building bridges with Czech polar research programmes

From 23 to 25 October 2023, Swiss Polar Institute’s Executive Director Danièle Rod met with various actors of the Czech polar research programmes. The official visit was organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in the Czech Republic and initiated fruitful exchanges on polar and high-altitude science between the two countries. […]

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Prix de Quervain 2023 – Laureate announced!

Named after the Swiss Arctic researcher Alfred de Quervain (1879-1927), this prize honours young scientists for outstanding MA, PhD or Postdoc works. The Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research awards the prize together with the Swiss Commission of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and the Swiss Foundation […]

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