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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

Crans-Montana

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 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.

Swiss Polar Class @ Scientastic 2022

Sion

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.

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.

Annual APECS Switzerland Member Meeting

Online

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.

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.