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 […]

SPI and BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation renew their partnership for Swiss polar science

The two organisations have agreed to extend for another three years their collaboration on the co-funded Polar Access Fund, launched in 2018. The fund enables early career researchers to undertake a first fieldtrip to polar or remote high-altitude regions and thus gain critical experience on how to run a project […]


Through PolARTS, the Swiss Polar Institute and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council, enable an exchange between polar science and arts. An independent evaluation panel has now selected four interdisciplinary collaborations bringing scientists from disciplines such as snow physics, ice core research, glacier dynamics and Tundra ecology closer to writers, […]


Researchers funded by SPI and coming back from the field have many interesting stories to write about. We invite you to have a look at our section Fieldnotes to read about their experiences. They tell you all about their experiments, their journey in cold remote environments and polar anecdotes. A […]

50th dataset from ACE now available in open access

The 50th dataset resulting from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) has just been published. Download openly and freely accessible data on dissolved trace metal concentrations from the Southern Ocean. Read more about trace metal and nutrient dynamics across broad biogeochemical gradients in the Indian and Pacific sectors of the Southern […]

Swiss Polar Day

The Swiss Polar Day gathers the Swiss scientific community around international keynote speakers active in the Arctic, Antarctic and high-altitude regions. It is also an opportunity to debate and give inputs on SPI’s activities and future priorities. The one-day conference is open to all active or aspiring members of the […]