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SPI Exploratory Grants and SPI Technogrants – Calls for proposals 2022

The calls for proposals for the SPI Exploratory Grants and SPI Technogrants are now open! The SPI Exploratory Grants support Swiss based scientists active in polar regions (including remote high-altitude regions) by allowing them to explore new ideas, fund additional field work or launch new collaborations with financial support targeted at the costs of […]

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2022 International Symposium on Snow

The International Glaciological Society Society and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF will hold the 2022 International Symposium on “Snow”. The symposium will be held at the Davos Congress Centre, Davos, from 25 to 30 September 2022. The symposium will focus on understanding snow and its impacts […]

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Accross Greenland’s Ice Cap – Alfred de Quervain’s memoirs now available in English

Switzerland has a longstanding scientific history in polar regions. The pioneers behind this history and their achievements are often largely unknown outside of the country. The memoirs of one of Switzerland’s greatest explorers and early polar scientist, Alfred de Quervain, are now available in Shakespeare’s language. “Across Greenland’s Ice Cap, […]

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SPI Flagship Initiatives Launch Event

We are delighted to announce that on 18 May 2022, the two SPI Flagship Initiatives PAMIR and GreenFjord were officially launched in Bern. At this occasion, the concept and vision of the two SPI Flagship Initiatives and their scientific programme were presented to an audience of 45 participants and 89 […]

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New format of the SPI newsletters

The SPI introduces you to the new format of its newsletters designed to better embed its visual identity and ensure that you will enjoy them even more. The newsletter from April 2022 is the first one with this new update! We recommend that you check your spam box to ensure […]

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Who does what in European polar research

European polar institutions grouped in the EU-PolarNet2 consortium have published two new documents to help improve the coordination and cooperation of national polar funding organisations in Europe. The “Catalogue of National Polar Programmes and Other Large-scale programmes” The “Directory of European Polar Research Funding Programme” The catalogue provides an overview […]

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Koni Steffen Workshop on Natural Hazards

We are excited that Greenlandic Minister of Finance, Mineral Resources, Justice and Gender Equality, Naaja Nathanielsen, opened our Koni Steffen Workshop on Natural Hazards in Greenland this morning! The Swiss Polar Institute and Greenland Research Council are discussing this week how Swiss expertise can support the monitoring and risk assessment […]

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