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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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Coronavirus update

Due to the latest developments in the spread of the coronavirus, we are unfortunately cancelling the Swiss Polar Day 2020, the health and safety training scheduled for 21/22 March and all activities requrering the gathering of people. We will keep you posted about planned activities on a regular basis and […]

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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 registration for the Swiss Polar Day is now open! 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 […]

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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) […]

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Call for elevator pitches

The SPI organises an elevator pitch session for early-career scientists during the Swiss Polar Day 2020, to be held on 17 April 2020 at the University of Zurich. The elevator pitch session (3 minutes and 1 slide per speaker) will be followed by a lunch break during which the speakers […]

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UNIL to become SPI member

The Swiss Polar Institute is thrilled to welcome the University of Lausanne (UNIL) as a new member and funder from 1 January 2020. “The widening of the range of institutions engaging in the SPI’s activities shows the increased relevance of scientific work in polar regions for the great challenges of […]

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