New Scientific Director

The SPI team welcomes a new Scientific Director, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub. Prof. Schaepman-Strub is an associate professor of Earth System Science at the University of Zurich and is specialised in Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem functions, applying experiments, modelling, and remote sensing.  She has acted as a representative of Switzerland in many […]

New momentum for Swiss polar science

From 2021, the Swiss Polar Institute enjoys a new national status and launched a call for the first series of Swiss polar programmes. These steps will significantly increase the opportunities and impact of Swiss polar science in the coming years. To highlight the enhancement of its portfolio, the SPI invites […]

Meet a polar scientist

*Français ci-dessous* Swiss Polar Class: «Frag den Polarforscher!» Warum reisen jedes Jahr so viele Forscher in die eisig kalten Regionen der Welt? Und was machen Polarforscher eigentlich den ganzen Tag? Eine Polarforscherin erzählt euch online per Zoom mehr darüber und beantwortet die Fragen eurer Schülerinnen und Schüler. Wann?Donnerstag, 27. Mai […]

SPI has a new address

From 1 April 2021, the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) will change its addresses. The SPI team can be reached at their new email addresses. We also remain reachable through our new postal address: Swiss Polar InstituteRue de l’Industrie 171950 Sion Header photograph: © Parafilms/EPFL. Photographer: Florian Brucker (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Prix de Quervain 2021

The Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH), the Swiss Commission for the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (SKJFJ) and the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research are publishing the 2021 call for the Prix de Quervain. The objective of this competition is the promotion of students and early-career […]

Call announcement: SPI Flagship Initiatives

The SPI Flagship Initiative programme, enabling ambitious Swiss-led multi-annual and multi-disciplinary research programmes in polar or remote high-altitude regions, has just been launched. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme. The SPI Flagship […]