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Swiss Polar Institute @ ZHAW


The SPI and ZHAW jointly organise an internal information and exchange event to explore future collaboration opportunities. If you are a researcher at ZHAW and are interested in polar or high-altitude regions, please write to

Vendée Globe 2024 – Ocean Sailing and Data Collection, a Race for Change

UNIL Campus, Géopolis, room 2230 Quartier Mouline, Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss professional sailor Oliver Heer will present his project at UNIL on 21 December: while racing in the Vendée Globe 2024 and navigating around Antarctica, he will be collecting forefront environmental data. The project is part of a collaboration with the Swiss Polar Institute, which has brought together a group […]

Swiss Polar Class Festival

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

The first edition of the Swiss Polar Class Festival will take place in Sion (VS) on 2 December. Destined to all who are curious about polar regions, the festival features activities for all ages: Treasure hunt - Expedition game - Science exhibition - Creative workshops - Drawing workshop - Student […]

Prix de Quervain 2023 – Symposium & Award Ceremony

Alpines Museum der Schweiz Helvetiaplatz 4, Bern, Bern, Switzerland

  The award ceremony for the Prix de Quervain 2023 will take place on 30 November at the Alpine Museum in Bern. The Prix de Quervain for Polar and High-Altitude Research is attributed to early-career scientists for outstanding achievements in their MA or PhD thesis, or other research projects. The public event will […]

Including polar and high-altitude regions in your research – Opportunities with the Swiss Polar Institute

University of Geneva Rue des Maraîchers 13, Geneva, Switzerland

Have you ever thought of bringing your research into the extremes found in the polar and high-altitude regions? The Swiss Polar Institute offers tailored support and funding to scientists based in Switzerland who want to work in polar regions and remote, high-altitude environments and is invited to present its portfolio […]

PolARTS digital info event


The Swiss Polar Institute and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia co-organise an online info event in view of participating in the PolARTS call for proposals 2023 (currently open). This event serves to provide information on the goal of the call and the procedure. It is also an opportunity for […]

Carnotzet scientifique – Des Alpes aux Pôles

Le Dôme Planetarium Rue de Saint-Guérin 34, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Meet us under the stars at the Planetarium in Sion for an extraordinary journey to the poles in the company of Danièle Rod, Executive Director (SPI), and Dr. Jérôme Chappellaz, Full Professor (EPFL) and Senior Scientist ("Directeur de Recherche") at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Why the scientific […]

Swiss Polar Day 2023

Alpole Route des Ronquos 86, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Swiss Polar Day 2023 took place on 15 September in Sion. This event is the annual gathering of the Swiss polar science community and includes national and international keynotes, networking opportunities and updates on recent developments in polar research. Presentations: Alpole Groups Keynote 1: Team work at world's end: What […]

From the Alps to the Poles: Climate and Research in Extreme Regions

La Cabine Rue de l'Industrie 40, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

As part of this year's Pint of Science Festival in Sion, join us at La Cabine for an exciting discussion in a convivial atmosphere with Prof. Jérôme Chappellaz (EPFL Valais-Wallis) and Danièle Rod (Swiss Polar Institute), about the importance of polar research for the understanding of climate, its links with […]

Info Event on Collaboration between SPI and Institut nordique du Québec


On 25 April 2023, the Institut nordique du Québec and the Swiss Polar Institute will present their new collaboration paving the way for avenues of polar science and research. The event will comprise two parts, a presentation of the partnership and its benefit for the polar science communities from Quebec […]

Fieldwork and Environmental Impact


On 27 March 2023, the Swiss Polar Institute organises a workshop on the issue of impact of scientific fieldwork in the polar regions. Programme: 16:00 - Introduction and welcome Danièle Rod, Swiss Polar Institute 16:10 - Environmental impact of polar science: overview and global perspective Susana Hancock, President for APECS […]

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.