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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. […]

Workshop for collaborative research between AWI and SPI

Zoom

In the context of their recently signed MoU, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) are organising an online workshop event on 1 March from 14:00 to 17:00. The workshop intends to built on existing synergies and foster new collaboration between AWI and Swiss-based scientists working […]

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

ExWI building, Room B6 Sidlerstrasse 5, Bern, Switzerland

Swiss professional sailor Oliver Heer will present his project at the University of Bern on 4 March: 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 […]

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

Room P12, Building CHN Universitätstrasse 16, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss professional sailor Oliver Heer will present his project at ETHZ on 4 March: 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 of […]

“PARADiCE – The Procession of Glaciers” documentary screening

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

A Canal9 | Kanal9 documentary film (2023, 52 min., original version in French, English subtitles). The screening will take place in SPI's Reading Room, in the presence of film director Hugo Cousino.   Programme: 17:30 - Welcome 17:45 - Screening 18:45 - Discussion 19:00 - Aperitif Free admission. Due to […]

Tips for planning a successful field campaign

HG D 5.2 Rämistrasse 101, Zurich, Switzerland

From administrative hurdles to equipment failure and changing weather conditions, fieldwork can become a tumultuous experience hindering scientific research. In this event, speakers from diverse backgrounds will share their experience and perspectives on planning a successful field campaign. This event is specifically designed for early-career researchers to learn more about […]

Remote Scientific Fieldwork & Social Dynamics Course

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Fieldwork is an integral part of geoscience research. A positive and supportive group culture is an essential part of ensuring that field teams can be maximally productive and safe during field campaigns. In this course led by Mylène Jacquemart, postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, we will cover leadership and communication […]

Swiss Polar Day 2024

University of Fribourg Bd de Pérolles 90, Fribourg, Switzerland

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. The Swiss Polar Day 2024 will be held in Fribourg. We are looking forward seeing you there! The registration is now open: […]