We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Polar Access Fund destined to early career researchers:

  • Andrea Bordoli, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
    Exploring human-environment relationships in Schefferville and Matimekush Lac–John
    Geographical focus: Arctic
  • Achille Jouberton, High-Mountain Glaciers and Hydrology, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
    Deciphering Precipitation phase at High Altitude in the SouthEastern tibetan plateau (DePHASE)
    Geographical focus: High altitude
  • Tiia Määttä, Soil Science and Biogeochemistry, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
    The role of root traits in permafrost peatland methane cycling
    Geographical focus: Arctic
  • Max Polzin, Computational Robot Design & Fabrication Lab, Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
    Biodiversity Monitoring in High-Altitude Glacial Environments using Mimicry Robot Plants
    Geographical focus: High altitude
  • Hanna Rosinger, EAWAG
    Investigate the role of conductivity variation on stickleback morphology in South Greenland
    Geographical focus: Arctic
  • Janneke van Ginkel, Swiss Seismological Service (SED), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)
    Illuminating the subglacial environment of Greenland’s fastest outlet glacier with passive seismic techniques
    Geographical focus: Arctic
  • Brandon van Schaik, CRYOS, Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
    Assessing Wind Energy Potential and Wind-Induced Risks at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station
    Geographical focus: Antarctic
  • Jane Walden, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
    oBsErving debuttRessinG (BERG): the impact of glacier mass loss on slope stability at Portage Glacier
    Geographical focus: Arctic