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Workshop on opportunities with the Fondation Tara Océan and the Tara Polar Station

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

The SPI and the Fondation TARA OCÉAN meet to discuss collaboration opportunities and sign a memorandum of understanding. The in-person even will take place in the reading room of the Swiss Polar Institute, Alpole building, EPFL, Sion. If you cannot join us in person, remote participation via zoom is possible. […]

Swiss Polar Institute @ ZHAW


The SPI and ZHAW jointly organise an internal information and exchange event to explore future collaboration opportunities. If you are a researcher at ZHAW and are interested in polar or high-altitude regions, please write to

Vendée Globe 2024 – Ocean Sailing and Data Collection, a Race for Change

UNIL Campus, Géopolis, room 2230 Quartier Mouline, Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss professional sailor Oliver Heer will present his project at UNIL on 21 December: while racing in the Vendée Globe 2024 and navigating around Antarctica, he will be collecting forefront environmental data. The project is part of a collaboration with the Swiss Polar Institute, which has brought together a group […]

Swiss Polar Class Festival

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

The first edition of the Swiss Polar Class Festival will take place in Sion (VS) on 2 December. Destined to all who are curious about polar regions, the festival features activities for all ages: Treasure hunt - Expedition game - Science exhibition - Creative workshops - Drawing workshop - Student […]

PolARTS digital info event


The Swiss Polar Institute and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia co-organise an online info event in view of participating in the PolARTS call for proposals 2023 (currently open). This event serves to provide information on the goal of the call and the procedure. It is also an opportunity for […]

Swiss Polar Day 2023

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Swiss Polar Day 2023 took place on 15 September in Sion. This event is the annual gathering of the Swiss polar science community and includes national and international keynotes, networking opportunities and updates on recent developments in polar research. Presentations: Alpole Groups Keynote 1: Team work at world's end: What […]

Info Event on Collaboration between SPI and Institut nordique du Québec


On 25 April 2023, the Institut nordique du Québec and the Swiss Polar Institute will present their new collaboration paving the way for avenues of polar science and research. The event will comprise two parts, a presentation of the partnership and its benefit for the polar science communities from Quebec […]

Fieldwork and Environmental Impact


On 27 March 2023, the Swiss Polar Institute organises a workshop on the issue of impact of scientific fieldwork in the polar regions. Programme: 16:00 - Introduction and welcome Danièle Rod, Swiss Polar Institute 16:10 - Environmental impact of polar science: overview and global perspective Susana Hancock, President for APECS […]

Swiss Polar Day 2022

Exakte Wissenschaften Building

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.

The Swiss Polar Institute and your research

HG D 5.2 Rämistrasse 101, Zurich, Switzerland

New date: Thursday 25 August 2022, 16:30-19:00
Have you ever thought of bringing your research into the extremes found in the polar and high-altitude regions? These areas may not only be of interest for climate researchers, but also for researchers ranging from engineering to social sciences.
The SPI offers tailored support and funding to scientists based in Switzerland who want to work in polar regions and remote, high-altitude environments.

The Cryosphere in a changing climate

Davos Congress Center Talstrasse 49a, Davos, Switzerland

A scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen
Please note that the symposium has been postponed to 23-24 June 2022. The new deadline for registration is 31 May 2022. Join us in Davos for an exciting scientific symposium with high-level speakers, scientific poster sessions & ample networking time.

Launch of the SPI Flagship Initiatives

Bern , Switzerland

The official launch of the SPI Flagship Initiatives and their field campaign will be held on 18 May 2022 at 17:00, in Bern. The official scientific programmes and their expected impacts will be presented at this occasion.