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Swiss Polar Day 2022

2nd September 2022 @ 10:30 am - 4:45 pm

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The Swiss Polar Day 2022 will take place on 2 September in the Exakte Wissenschaften Building at the University of Bern. Get ready for a full day of presentations, open forum and networking.


10:00 – 10:30    Registration and welcome coffee
10:30 – 10:50    Opening and welcome by Hugues Abriel, University of Bern and Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, SPI
10:50 – 11:25    “Challenges of building in Antarctica – experiences from a Swiss architect” by Gianluca Rendina, Hugh Broughton Architects, London
11:25 – 12:10    Swiss polar science – Presentation of the PAMIR and GreenFjord SPI Flagship Initiatives by Francesca Pellicciotti, WSL and Lisa Bröder, ETHZ
12:10 – 12:30    “Steps to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary research between early career researchers across Switzerland” by Amy Macfarlane and Adrien Wehrlé, APECS Switzerland
12:30 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 14:35    “Accelerating mass loss of Greenland: firn and the shifting runoff limit” by Horst Machguth, University of Fribourg
14:35 – 14:45    SPI international activities
14:45 – 15:10    “Scientific collaboration with Greenland – opportunities and best practices” by Josephine Nymand, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
15:10 – 15:20    Collaboration with Greenland: Koni Steffen Grant by Jürg Schweizer, SLF/WSL
15:20 – 15:30    Presentation of the English edition of Alfred de Quervain’s memoirs by Martin Hood
15:30 – 16:40    Open Forum – News from the field and updates by research groups
16:40 – 16:45    Closing by SPI
16:45 – 18:45    Networking drink

Have a look at the poster!


Please note that the open forum is fully booked. Thank you for your interest!

We look forward to seeing you on 2 September!


2nd September 2022
10:30 am - 4:45 pm
Event Category:


Swiss Polar Institute


Exakte Wissenschaften Building