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EU Arctic Policy: Public Consultation

The European Commission recently launched a public consultation in order to update its Arctic policy, including in the fields of research, technology development and climate change.  Inputs are open to a broad range of stakeholders, including academia. The latter are invited to give feedback in order to suggest ways to enhance European […]

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COVID-19 Update

SPI is happy to present our future events dedicated to the Swiss polar scientific community starting this autumn. This includes a revisited version of the traditional Swiss Polar Day initially scheduled in Spring. It will now be held on 16 October in Zurich, from 15:00 to 17:00. The event will […]

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PolARTS

Through PolARTS, the Swiss Polar Institute and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council, enable an exchange between polar science and arts. An independent evaluation panel has now selected four interdisciplinary collaborations bringing scientists from disciplines such as snow physics, ice core research, glacier dynamics and Tundra ecology closer to writers, […]

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Fieldnotes

Researchers funded by SPI and coming back from the field have many interesting stories to write about. We invite you to have a look at our section Fieldnotes to read about their experiences. They tell you all about their experiments, their journey in cold remote environments and polar anecdotes. A […]

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50th dataset from ACE now available in open access

The 50th dataset resulting from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) has just been published. Download openly and freely accessible data on dissolved trace metal concentrations from the Southern Ocean. Read more about trace metal and nutrient dynamics across broad biogeochemical gradients in the Indian and Pacific sectors of the Southern […]

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Swiss Polar Day

The Swiss Polar Day gathers the Swiss scientific community around international keynote speakers active in the Arctic, Antarctic and high-altitude regions. It is also an opportunity to debate and give inputs on SPI’s activities and future priorities. The one-day conference is open to all active or aspiring members of the […]

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Prix de Quervain

The call for the “Prix de Quervain” for Polar and High Altitude Research is now open. The prize aims at awarding students and early-career scientists for their research conducted in, or concerning polar regions. The two funding organisations are the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH) and […]

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