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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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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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New list of field and summer schools for 2020

Every year, SPI contributes towards the costs of the participation in field and summer schools linked to polar topics. The list has been updated for 2020! The objective is to offer master and doctoral students opportunities to aquire specialied experience and knowledge. Have a look at the updated list!

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Two new calls for proposals!

The calls for the SPI Technogrants, a newly created programme, and the SPI Exploratory Grants are open. The first one supports the development of technology relevant for polar sciences. The second one is a complementary funding instrument for researchers interested in polar regions and remote high altitudes areas. The deadline is set on […]

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Apply for the “Changing Arctic” programme now!

The programme “Changing Arctic” is now open to students from all Swiss universities. Three places will be made available to students from universities, which are not directly involved in the programme, thanks to the sponsorship of SPI. If you are interested in participating in a scientific cruise in the Barents […]

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