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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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ARICE call for ship-time proposals is open!

The EU funded project ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium) offers fully funded transnational access to research icebreakers. It has now opened its first call for ship-time proposals to access the icebreakers CCGS Amundsen, RV Sikuliaq and PRV Polarstern. This call will remain open until the 5th of July 2018 and […]

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The Poles are warming up. Why should we care?

Echoing the World Environment Day, the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation and the Swiss Polar Institute are hosting an evening debate event to explore with a panel of experts the pressing matters of the Poles’ general warming. For this debate we are delighted to welcome experts on polar issues with Konrad […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow for ACE-DATA project wanted

For the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition DATA project in the Aerosol Physics Group, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The main tasks include leading the ‘Antarctic Sea-Atmosphere Interactions Data’ (ASAID) sub-project and supporting the set-up of the ACE Database in coordination with the respective work package […]

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Swiss Polar Day 2018, a great success!

The Swiss Polar Day 2018, held on 4 April, has gathered the Swiss scientific community working in Polar regions at the ETHZ in Zurich. More than 150 students, young scientists and experienced researchers have joined the event to meet colleagues, debate on future scientific priorities and listen to international keynote […]

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