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Prix de Quervain 2022

The award ceremony for the Prix de Quervain 2022 will take place on 24 November. This award for Polar and High-Altitude Research is attributed to early-career scientists.

APECS excursion to Jungfraujoch

APECS Switzerland organises a full-day excursion at the Jungfraujoch for early-career researchers, on Saturday 12 November. The event is open to early-career researchers interested in polar science.

3rd IPICS Open Science Conference


Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia. With the pioneering work of Hans Oeschger of University of Bern on carbon dioxide in polar ice cores, a long tradition of ice […]

Swiss Polar Class @ Scientastic 2022


Swiss Polar Class will present the Arctic Century Expedition at this year's festival Scientastic, on the theme of the environment. Join us in Sion on 11 June at 15:00! Children and adults are welcome. For details about the programme of the festival, visit the official webpage.

flüchtiges eis, nachrichten von morgen

"flüchtiges eis, nachrichten von morgen" is a contemporary revue, an atmospheric digital event that tells of dying giants, but also of a future with a future. For over a year, a complicity around the PolARTS (Art Meets Polar Science) tandem of Sabine Harbeke and Margit Schwikowski has been dealing transdisciplinarily with ice core research, melting glaciers and the climate crisis, talking about the redistribution of values and designing alternatives.

Annual APECS Switzerland Member Meeting


This year's APECS Switzerland Member Meeting takes place during the International Polar Week. We invite you to save the date for Thursday 24 March, 16:00-18:00 CET. There will be presentations from APECS members covering a range of research topics, and discussions/networking activities.

Art x Science Dialogues – Polar Science and Art

The Art x Science Dialogues is a webinar series initiated by Swissnex in China in 2020. The webinar series is dedicated to the dialogues between artists and scientists, and tries to stimulate the exchange of ideas between the two different worlds and explore opportunities for collaboration. In this edition Seraina Rohrer, […]

Prix de Quervain 2021

Swiss Alpine Museum Helvetiaplatz 4, Bern

The award for the Prix de Quervain 2021 will be given on 18 November at the Alpine Museum in Bern. The prize will be awarded jointly by the "Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research" of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (A+), the "Swiss Commission for the […]

The Arctic in a Changing Climate: First results of the Russian-Swiss-German expedition “Arctic Century”

Welcoming words  Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, Krystyna Marty Lang Ambassador of Germany to Russia, Géza Andreas von Geyr Prof. Dr. Aleksandr Makarov, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute St. Petersburg (AARI), tbc Speakers Dr. Heidemarie Kassens, Chairman Marine Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre […]

APECS Switzerland Event

During the International Polar Week, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Switzerland organises a virtual meeting for early-career researchers active in polar and high-altitude research. The programme consists of presentations from members about their research and discussions in small groups about potential activities. The meeting will be followed […]

One year in the Arctic – MOSAiC polar expedition

As part of the seminar series Science after Noon: The MOSAiC expedition took place in 2019-2020 with the goal of gaining fundamental knowledge for a better understanding of global climate change. Speakers: Prof. Thomas Frölicher Head of the Ocean Modeling Group, Department of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University […]