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Field and summer schools 2021

In view of supporting students and early-career scientists, SPI contributes to the cost related to the participation in field schools and training programmes for master’s and doctoral students. The topics or disciplines must be relevant for, or associated to, high-altitude or polar science. It is an opportunity to gain specialised […]

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Green Deal Call

Within the EU Horizon 2020 programme, a new “Green Deal” call for proposals has just been issued. The latter is a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. Topics related to polar and extreme environments […]

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Swiss Polar Day revisited

On 16 October, the SPI organises the Swiss Polar Day 2.0, a networking event for the Swiss polar science community. Researchers from all fields of polar studies, from humanities to glaciology, are welcome to join this event on 16 October 2020 from 15:00 to 17:00. The session will be held […]

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Calls for proposals 2020 open!

The SPI launches its calls for proposals 2020 for two funding instruments: the SPI Exploratory Grants and the SPI Technogrants in polar and remote high-altitude regions: The SPI Exploratory Grants scheme focuses on funding logistics and field work for Swiss polar researchers as well as the launch of new ideas […]

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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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