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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, […]

PolARTS matchmaking event


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 […]

Prix de Quervain 2021

Swiss Alpine Museum Helvetiaplatz 4, Bern, Switzerland

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 […]

Swiss Polar Day 2021

Palais de Rumine Place de la Riponne 6, Lausanne, Switzerland

Afternoon Session: Morning Session: The Swiss Polar Day is the annual networking event for the Swiss polar and high-altitude research community. For the edition 2021, on Friday 1 October, we cordially invite you to a day of presentations, discussions and updates on Swiss polar science. International and Swiss speakers will […]

Workshop: data management in the field


An online workshop on Wednesday 29 September, organised by APECS Switzerland and the Swiss Polar Institute, will discuss good data management practice and provide tips on how to plan and undertake data management in the field. Topics will include: storing and backing-up data file management recording metadata hand-collected data, automated […]

Planning your field activities in spite of COVID – Follow-up


The SPI and Prof. Blaise Genton held an event dedicated to the planification of field campaigns and expeditions in times of COVID-19 on 3 March 2021. On Thursday 27 May, from 13:30 to 14:00, a follow-up online session will take place allowing participants to ask questions to Prof. Genton in […]

New momentum for Swiss polar science


*If you have missed the event, you can watch the recording and consult the following Powerpoint presentations: SPI's presentation Prof. Hubertus Fischer's presentation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 2015, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) was created as a dedicated service and logistics provider for the Swiss polar and remote high-altitude science community. From […]

Century of Antarctic Science celebrated by Australia, UK and Switzerland


To celebrate a century of scientific collaboration in Antarctica between Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the SPI invites you to attend a public lecture with eminent scientists that will discuss the progress of Antarctic science over this period, some of the significant achievements, current areas of research focus and […]

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 […]

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

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    […]