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New list of field and summer schools for 2020

Every year, SPI contributes towards the costs of the participation in field and summer schools linked to polar topics. The list has been updated for 2020! The objective is to offer master and doctoral students opportunities to aquire specialied experience and knowledge. Have a look at the updated list!

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Two new calls for proposals!

The calls for the SPI Technogrants, a newly created programme, and the SPI Exploratory Grants are open. The first one supports the development of technology relevant for polar sciences. The second one is a complementary funding instrument for researchers interested in polar regions and remote high altitudes areas. The deadline is set on […]

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Apply for the “Changing Arctic” programme now!

The programme “Changing Arctic” is now open to students from all Swiss universities. Three places will be made available to students from universities, which are not directly involved in the programme, thanks to the sponsorship of SPI. If you are interested in participating in a scientific cruise in the Barents […]

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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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