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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

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

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

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.

Swiss Social and Human Sciences in the Circumpolar Regions – 4th Annual Colloquium

Palais de Rumine Place de la Riponne 6, Lausanne

Save the date for this event co-organised by the Swiss Polar Institute and Yvon Csonka, that will take place on 16 May 2022. The colloquium is targeted at Swiss SHS researchers interested in circumpolar regions. Specific focus will be put on opportunities for collaboration and networking. The event will take place in Lausanne, at the Palais de Rumine.

Workshop – Co-production of knowledge

Online

This workshop will be dedicated to Polar Access Fund grantees and other early-career researchers about the co-production of knowledge. We will discuss best practices and practical tips for scientists from all disciplines wishing to share and integrate knowledge through their projects.

Information & brainstorming event – Konrad Steffen Grant

Online

The Information & brainstorming event will be held via Zoom on 16 December 2021, 14:00 – 15:00.  During this event, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the Greenland Research Council (NIS) will explain the concept of the Konrad Steffen Grant and present more concrete potential topics, based on relevant research questions for Greenland. Participants will be asked to brainstorm around these topics in smaller groups, and to suggest additional topics within Natural Hazards if applicable.

PolARTS matchmaking event

Zurich

The SPI and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, co-organise a matchmaking event in view of participating in the PolARTS call for proposals 2021 (currently open). Polar scientists who are interested in art-science collaboration and/or in search of a tandem partner from the arts community are invited to take part […]

Swiss Polar Day 2021

Palais de Rumine Place de la Riponne 6, Lausanne

Afternoon Session: Morning Session: The Swiss Polar Day is the annual networking event for the Swiss polar and high-altitude research community. For the edition 2021, on Friday 1 October, we cordially invite you to a day of presentations, discussions and updates on Swiss polar science. International and Swiss speakers will […]

Workshop: data management in the field

Zoom

An online workshop on Wednesday 29 September, organised by APECS Switzerland and the Swiss Polar Institute, will discuss good data management practice and provide tips on how to plan and undertake data management in the field. Topics will include: storing and backing-up data file management recording metadata hand-collected data, automated […]

Planning your field activities in spite of COVID – Follow-up

Zoom

The SPI and Prof. Blaise Genton held an event dedicated to the planification of field campaigns and expeditions in times of COVID-19 on 3 March 2021. On Thursday 27 May, from 13:30 to 14:00, a follow-up online session will take place allowing participants to ask questions to Prof. Genton in […]

New momentum for Swiss polar science

Online

*If you have missed the event, you can watch the recording and consult the following Powerpoint presentations: SPI's presentation Prof. Hubertus Fischer's presentation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 2015, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) was created as a dedicated service and logistics provider for the Swiss polar and remote high-altitude science community. From […]