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Release of the first SPI science plan

The first SPI science plan defining the institute’s future scientific priorities up to 2025 and beyond is now publicly available in its final version. With the release of the paper entitled Polar Science in Switzerland – Proposed priorities for the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) up to 2025 and beyond, the […]

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GLACE expedition postponed

The Swiss Polar Institute regrets to announce that it has not received the requested research permits from the Danish authorities within the necessary deadlines. The Swiss Polar Institute attaches great importance to working with the full support of local authorities. For this reason and given the uncertainty related to the […]

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Health and Safety in the field

SPI is offering medical training in order to address the needs of researchers planning to undertake a field trip to polar regions. These courses aim at enhancing the preparedness of expedition parties in the field of first aid. Planned courses for 2019: Arctic Tundra / Remote environments: 26 / 27 […]

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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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