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Swiss Polar Day 2.0

16th October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Swiss Polar Institute invites you to participate in its next event.

The Swiss Polar Day is the annual networking event for the Swiss polar and high-altitude research community. Please book the date in your diary for the Swiss Polar Day 2.0 on 16 October 2020 from 15:00 – 17:00 at the University of Zurich, room KOH-B-10, to exchange with experts and catch up with news and colleagues. The event will also be made available online.

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14:30 – 15:00 Welcome coffee and registration
15:00 – 15:15 Opening and welcome by Danièle Rod and Gabriela Schaepman-Strub (SPI)
Homage to Konrad Steffen
by Atsumu Ohmura (ETHZ)
Welcome speech
by Michael Schaepman (University of Zurich)
15:15 – 15:35 News from the Swiss Polar Institute by Gabriela Schaepman-Strub and Danièle Rod
15:35 – 16:05 Keynote speech by Nicolas Gruber (ETHZ) on the “Variability of the Southern Ocean carbon sink”
16:05 – 16:35 The MOSAiC expedition from personal perspectives
Julia Schmale (EPFL) and Martin Schneebeli (WSL-SLF) on their projects and experience on board
16:35 – 16:55 Open forum and Q&A session
New projects, ideas, future projects …
16:55 – 17:00 Closing
17:00 – 18:00 Networking drink

Please note that the places are limited due to social distancing: first come, first served.

The registrations are now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Swiss Polar Day 2.0!


16th October 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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