Swiss Polar Day revisited

On 16 October, the SPI organises the Swiss Polar Day 2.0, a networking event for the Swiss polar science community. Researchers from all fields of polar studies, from humanities to glaciology, are welcome to join this event on 16 October 2020 from 15:00 to 17:00. The session will be held […]

Calls for proposals 2020 open!

The SPI launches its calls for proposals 2020 for two funding instruments: the SPI Exploratory Grants and the SPI Technogrants in polar and remote high-altitude regions: The SPI Exploratory Grants scheme focuses on funding logistics and field work for Swiss polar researchers as well as the launch of new ideas […]

SPI Scientific Director Konrad Steffen tragically died in an accident

On 8 August 2020, our Scientific Director Konrad Steffen passed away in an accident while on field work in Greenland at Swiss Camp. The SPI lost a generous leader who understood how to get the Swiss polar science community together and work towards the vision and implementation of the Swiss […]

EU Arctic Policy: Public Consultation

The European Commission recently launched a public consultation in order to update its Arctic policy, including in the fields of research, technology development and climate change.  Inputs are open to a broad range of stakeholders, including academia. The latter are invited to give feedback in order to suggest ways to enhance European […]

COVID-19 Update

SPI is happy to present our future events dedicated to the Swiss polar scientific community starting this autumn. This includes a revisited version of the traditional Swiss Polar Day initially scheduled in Spring. It will now be held on 16 October in Zurich, from 15:00 to 17:00. The event will […]

Polar to Global Online Interoperability and Data Sharing Workshop/Hackathon

On 30th June 2020 the polar data community gathered for the first online bi-monthly meeting to discuss and move forward with improving data sharing and interoperability. Brought together by the Arctic Data Committee, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the Southern Ocean Observing System, the Arctic Observing Summit Working Group […]