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Gaining a better understanding of the Arctic

GLACE is the second major scientific expedition organised by the Swiss Polar Institute. It aims to complete the first circumnavigation of Greenland in August and September 2019. By gathering scientific observations all around Greenland, the expedition will be able to provide a unique holistic understanding of this region critically affected […]

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SPI Science Plan open for consultation

A draft version of the first science plan prepared by the SPI is currently under public consultation. Inputs are welcomed! If you wish to submit feedback, you will find the relevant information on the process, the draft version of the Science Plan and guidelines here. The consultation will remain open until […]

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Presentation of the GlobalArctic project

The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the EPFL are pleased to announce a workshop on the GlobalArctic project to be held on 19 February, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 on the premises of the EPFL, Lausanne. Florian Vidal, PhD in Political Science (Paris Descartes University), will hold a lecture based […]

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A Polar Year to be released in Swiss Cinemas

A Polar Year recounts the encounter between a Danish teacher and an Arctic community. Below is the synopsis of the movie in German and French. For more information on the release, set for 13 December 2018, click here. Der Däne Anders Hvidegaard kommt als Lehrer in der atemberaubenden Landschaft im […]

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Learning in the frozen lands of the Inuit

Carla Perez Mon, PhD student at WSL, has participated with financial support from SPI to the 1st International Arctic Field School organised by Sentinel North in Iqualit (“city of many fishes”), the capital of Nunavut, the largest and northernmost territory of Canada. The focus of the programme was put on […]

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Pôles, Feu la glace

SPI is happy to partner with the Muséum d’histoire naturelle of Neuchâtel for an exhibition on the Poles and climate change. The exhibition will take you to extreme latitudes, notably thanks to footage brought back from ACE, in order to introduce you to the most remote ecosystems in the world. […]

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Over €40m in EU funding available for polar research!

The EC has confirmed a call topic within its research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020 dedicated to research on the cryosphere, earmarking over €40 mio in 2019. The call topic LC-CLA-07-2019: “The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities” includes subtopics on sea-level changes, changes in Arctic biodiversity, and sustainable opportunities […]

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