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February 2020

Night Polaire

13th February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musée de la Main, Rue du Bugnon 21
Lausanne, Switzerland
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The Musée de la Main organises a special event on polar regions with inputs on different topics such as the role of polar regions on the global climate, the growing fascination with these regions attracting more and more adventure seeking travellers or northern lights. Contributions from Samuel Jaccard, Professor of paleo-oceanography and marine biogeochemistry, and Danièle Rod, SPI Executive Director.

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Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research

18th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences, Laupenstrasse 7
Bern, Switzerland
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Aims of the workshop Provide a forum for exchange for the Swiss SSH community active in polar regions, create a new dynamic for joint projects or interdisciplinary collaborations, find out about possible unmet needs and potential support Programme  10:00 – 10:30    Welcome & Coffee 10:30 – 10:55     Introduction by Yvon Csonka and SPI 10:55 – 11:15       Round of introductions 11:15 – 12:15        Prof. Peter Schweitzer, Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the …

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October 2020

Swiss Polar Institute Lunch Briefing

5th October 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
UNIL campus, University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
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SPI organises a briefing at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) to present its activities and polar research opportunities for Master’s students and researchers from all career stages. The event will take place in room 1612, Géopolis Building. This presentation will be in "co-modal", to allow participation from the people who can be in person on the campus, but also for Master's students and reserchers to join online. The event is open to all members of the Swiss polar scientific community. …

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Swiss Polar Day 2.0

16th October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Zurich, KOH-B-10
Zurich, Switzerland
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The Swiss Polar Institute invites you to participate in its next event. The Swiss Polar Day is the annual networking event for the Swiss polar and high-altitude research community. Please book the date in your diary for the Swiss Polar Day 2.0 on 16 October 2020 from 15:00 - 17:00 at the University of Zurich, room KOH-B-10, to exchange with experts and catch up with news and colleagues. The event will also be made available online. Download the event poster:  …

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November 2020

Polar Access Fund – Data management in the field

20th November 2020

Every year, SPI organises events targeting the needs of the early-career grantees of the funding instrument Polar Access Fund. This year, the grantees will join us Friday 20 November 2020, online, for an afternoon dedicated to the data management in the field. All stages of data management will be covered, from preparation for fieldwork to management upon return. If you are not a PAF grantee but still interested in attending the workshop, we invite you to contact the SPI Secretariat. The number …

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NACS Meeting

23rd November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

After successful meetings in St-Gallen, Zurich and Neuchâtel, the Network Arctic Collections Switzerland (NACS) invites all interested institutions and persons to this year’s event. The NACS meeting will take place on Monday 23 November 2020 and online, due to the sanitary situation. The meeting offers insights into the history of Arctic collections in various Swiss museums and reflections on different Arctic topics (see programme below). As always, there will be opportunities for interdisciplinary exchanges between participating institutions and individuals. You …

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February 2021

One year in the Arctic – MOSAiC polar expedition

11th February 2021 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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 of Bern and lead author of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Prof. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Sciences, University …

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SPI Flagship Initiatives information event #1

19th February 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

During this 1 hr online information event the SPI will present its new funding instrument, the SPI Flagship Initiatives. Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding the programme and the application procedure. SPI Flagship Initiatives will be multi-annual programmes combining science and technology projects from different disciplines and different groups / institutions in Switzerland around a polar focus region. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus …

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SPI Flagship Initiatives information event #2

26th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this 1 hr online information event the SPI will present its new funding instrument, the SPI Flagship Initiatives. Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding the programme and the application procedure. SPI Flagship Initiatives will be multi-annual programmes combining science and technology projects from different disciplines and different groups / institutions in Switzerland around a polar focus region. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus …

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March 2021

Planning your field activities in spite of COVID

3rd March 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The SPI and Prof. Blaise Genton co-organise an event dedicated to the planification of field campaigns and expeditions in times of COVID-19. It will be the occasion to share knowledge about personal experience and learn how to carefully manage health plans for fieldwork. Registration: closed. Considering that places are limited, a priority has been given to people with planned field activities and on a first come, first served basis.

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Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research #3

12th March 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Together with Yvon Csonka, the SPI organises the workshop Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research #3, dedicated to polar social sciences and humanities (SSH) that will be held on Friday 12 March, from 13:30 to 16:45. Here is the agenda of the workshop: 13:30 - 13:45       Word of welcome 13:45 - 14:45       Presentation "Siberian Indigenous Sciences for Understanding Environmental Changes with Western Environmental and Social Sciences" Alexandra Lavrillier, Deputy director of the CEARC …

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APECS Switzerland Event

19th March 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 by an online apéro. You can consult the agenda or visit the webpage of the event to register.

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