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PolARTS 2023: Selected tandems

The 2023 edition of the PolARTS programme received applications from fifteen tandems of artists and researchers. In cooperation with the PolARTS initiators, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Polar Institute, a transdisciplinary jury selected three tandems’ projects that stood out in terms of quality, originality, and prospective […]

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SPI-AWI workshop on current and future synergies in polar research

On 1 March 2024, the jointly organised SPI-AWI workshop reflected the rich collaboration between AWI- and Swiss-based scientists. Various presentations focused on current and future joint projects in polar regions. The online workshop concluded with a dynamic discussion about future collaboration opportunities in Antarctica. Following the signing of a Memorandum […]

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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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