Start of the Arctic Century Expedition

On the 5 August 2021, at 17:00, the research vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov left Murmansk with 59 international scientists on board and hence officially starting the Arctic Century Expedition, organised jointly by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), in Russia and the Helmholtz Centre for […]

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GPS being used for site recording during Antarctic fieldwork

Workshop: data management in the field

Managing data and samples whilst undertaking fieldwork in remote, high-altitude and polar regions requires careful and thorough planning. An online workshop on Wednesday 29 September 2021, organised by APECS Switzerland and the Swiss Polar Institute, will discuss good data management practice and provide tips on how to plan and undertake […]

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New representatives for APECS Switzerland

Amy Macfarlane and Nicolas Jullien are the new representatives for APECS in Switzerland. The SPI congratulates them for these roles! You can find below a note they wish to address to you. As the new APECS representatives in Switzerland, we look forward to welcoming all early career researchers (ECRs) in […]

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Scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen

Join us in Davos on 21 and 22 October 2021 for an exciting scientific symposium “The Cryosphere in a changing climate” with high-level speakers, scientific poster sessions and ample networking time. The symposium aims to build a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists. Use this opportunity to present […]

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New Scientific Director

The SPI team welcomes a new Scientific Director, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub. Prof. Schaepman-Strub is an associate professor of Earth System Science at the University of Zurich and is specialised in Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem functions, applying experiments, modelling, and remote sensing.  She has acted as a representative of Switzerland in many […]

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