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Swiss Polar Day 2019
23rd April 2019
The Swiss Polar Day gathers the Swiss scientific community around international keynote speakers active in the Arctic, Antarctic and high-altitude regions. It will also be the opportunity to debate and give inputs on SPI’s activities and future priorities.
The one-day conference is open to all active or aspiring members of the Swiss academic community interested or experienced in polar regions. Students, young scientists and experienced researchers from all fields are warmly invited to network and contribute to the debate!
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome coffee and registration
9:30 – 10:00 Welcoming words and opening speeches by Prof. Konrad Steffen, Prof. Gabriela Schaepman, Prof. Silvio Decurtins
10:00 – 10:30 GLACE presentation by Prof. Samuel Jaccard, Dr. Claudia Frey, Dr. Magdalene Adamczyk
10:30 – 11:30 Keynote 1: Searching for the Oldest Ice – Beyond EPICA by Prof. Hubertus Fischer, University of Bern
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Keynote 2: Plastic is forever… and everywhere, too – a perspective on Polar Oceans by Prof. Stefano Aliani, CNR Institute of Marine Science, Lerici, Italy
13:00 – 13:10 APECS Switzerland
13:10 – 14:30 Standing lunch
14:30 – 15:00 Presentation of the Swiss Polar science plan by Prof. Konrad Steffen, Prof. Gabriela Schaepman, Prof. Heini Wernli
15:00 – 17:00 Parallel sessions on the following themes:
- Workshop 1: Cryosphere through time (Room A 003 /plenary), Organisation and moderation by Prof. Hubertus Fischer and Prof. Daniel Farinotti
- Workshop 2: The carbon, nitrogen, water cycle nexus (Room A 022), organisation and moderation by Prof. Heini Wernli and Prof. Samuel Jaccard
- Workshop 3: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (Room A-126), Organisation by Prof. Gabriela Schaepman and Prof. Niklaus Zimmermann
- Workshop 4: Technology in extreme environments (Room A-122), organisation by Prof. Konrad Steffen and Prof. Fabian Walter
17:00 – 17:30 Closing session by Prof. Konrad Steffen and Danièle Rod
17:30 – 18:00 Networking drink