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November 2021

PolARTS matchmaking event

24th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 in this networking event that will be held on Wednesday 24 November, at the Amboss Garage in Zurich. Please note that the event will take place from 14:00 to 17:00…

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December 2021

Art x Science Dialogues – Polar Science and Art

7th December 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub and Barbara Schibli discuss PolARTS. PolARTS is a programme launched in 2020 as a joint initiative of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Polar Institute.…

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Information & brainstorming event – Konrad Steffen Grant

16th December 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.

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January 2022

Workshop – Co-production of knowledge

25th January 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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.

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March 2022

Annual APECS Switzerland Member Meeting

24th March 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.

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May 2022

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

16th May 2022
Palais de Rumine, Place de la Riponne 6
Lausanne, 1005 Switzerland
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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.

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Launch of the SPI Flagship Initiatives

18th May 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bern Switzerland

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.

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June 2022

flüchtiges eis, nachrichten von morgen

1st June 2022 - 3rd June 2022

"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.

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Swiss Polar Class @ Scientastic 2022

11th June 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sion Switzerland

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.

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The Cryosphere in a changing climate

23rd June 2022 @ 10:00 am - 24th June 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Davos Congress Center, Talstrasse 49a
Davos, 7270 Switzerland
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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.

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August 2022

The Swiss Polar Institute and your research

25th August 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
HG D 5.2, Rämistrasse 101
Zurich, 8092 Switzerland
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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.

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September 2022

Swiss Polar Day 2022

2nd September 2022 @ 10:30 am - 4:45 pm
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.

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