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Start of the Arctic Century Expedition

On the 5 August 2021, at 17:00, the research vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov left Murmansk with 59 international scientists on board and hence officially starting the Arctic Century Expedition, organised jointly by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), in Russia and the Helmholtz Centre for […]

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GPS being used for site recording during Antarctic fieldwork

Workshop: data management in the field

Managing data and samples whilst undertaking fieldwork in remote, high-altitude and polar regions requires careful and thorough planning. An online workshop on Wednesday 29 September, organised by APECS Switzerland and the Swiss Polar Institute, will discuss good data management practice and provide tips on how to plan and undertake data […]

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New representatives for APECS Switzerland

Amy Macfarlane and Nicolas Jullien are the new representatives for APECS in Switzerland. The SPI congratulates them for these roles! You can find below a note they wish to address to you. As the new APECS representatives in Switzerland, we look forward to welcoming all early career researchers (ECRs) in […]

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Scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen

Join us in Davos on 21 and 22 October 2021 for an exciting scientific symposium “The Cryosphere in a changing climate” with high-level speakers, scientific poster sessions and ample networking time. The symposium aims to build a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists. Use this opportunity to present […]

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New Scientific Director

The SPI team welcomes a new Scientific Director, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub. Prof. Schaepman-Strub is an associate professor of Earth System Science at the University of Zurich and is specialised in Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem functions, applying experiments, modelling, and remote sensing.  She has acted as a representative of Switzerland in many […]

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New momentum for Swiss polar science

From 2021, the Swiss Polar Institute enjoys a new national status and launched a call for the first series of Swiss polar programmes. These steps will significantly increase the opportunities and impact of Swiss polar science in the coming years. To highlight the enhancement of its portfolio, the SPI invites […]

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Meet a polar scientist

*Français ci-dessous* Swiss Polar Class: «Frag den Polarforscher!» Warum reisen jedes Jahr so viele Forscher in die eisig kalten Regionen der Welt? Und was machen Polarforscher eigentlich den ganzen Tag? Eine Polarforscherin erzählt euch online per Zoom mehr darüber und beantwortet die Fragen eurer Schülerinnen und Schüler. Wann?Donnerstag, 27. Mai […]

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