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Greenland and Switzerland exchange on integrated risk management of natural hazards

PRESS RELEASE The science-policy exchange between Greenland and Switzerland will be held from 3-5 April 2023 in Switzerland. This latest collaboration aims at bringing together stakeholders from both countries concerned with natural hazard risks and sustainable development of areas affected by climate warming and changes in the cryosphere. Amplified climate […]

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Prix de Quervain 2023

The call for the Prix de Quervain for Polar and High-Altitude Research is now open. This year’s Prix de Quervain aims at awarding students and early-career scientists for their research conducted in, or concerning high-altitude regions. The funding organisations are the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH), […]

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Mertz Fellowship – Inaugural Recipients Announced

Following the first call for applications conducted between September and November 2022, two AUD 10,000 Fellowships have been awarded thanks to the financial support of the Swiss Polar Institute and the Antarctic Science Foundation who will jointly fund a Fellow. The Mertz Fellowship programme is designed to encourage the active […]

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The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the National Institute of Polar Research of Japan, the Research Organization of Information and Systems (NIPR) sign a Memorandum of Understanding

PRESS RELEASE Bern, 30 January 2023 – The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the National Institute of Polar Research of Japan, the Research Organisation of Information and Systems (NIPR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for collaborative research in the polar and remote high-altitude regions. The signing took place […]

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SPI is moving to Sion

On 5 December, the SPI offices will move to Sion, in the Alpole building, at the center of the Energypolis campus. Close to the heart of Sion and anchored in the Alps, the SPI team will continue to offer its services to the Swiss polar community, and will organise events […]

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