Prix de Quervain

The call for the “Prix de Quervain” for Polar and High Altitude Research is now open. The prize aims at awarding students and early-career scientists for their research conducted in, or concerning polar regions. The two funding organisations are the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH) and […]

Call for elevator pitches

The SPI organises an elevator pitch session for early-career scientists during the Swiss Polar Day 2020, to be held on 17 April 2020 at the University of Zurich. The elevator pitch session (3 minutes and 1 slide per speaker) will be followed by a lunch break during which the speakers […]

Special evening on polar regions at the Musée de la Main

On 13 February, the Musée de la Main is organising a special event on polar regions with inputs on different topics such as the role of polar regions on the global climate, the growing fascination with these regions attracting more and more adventure seeking travellers or northern lights. The whole […]

UNIL to become SPI member

The Swiss Polar Institute is thrilled to welcome the University of Lausanne (UNIL) as a new member and funder from 1 January 2020. “The widening of the range of institutions engaging in the SPI’s activities shows the increased relevance of scientific work in polar regions for the great challenges of […]

Swiss atmospheric research in Svalbard with SPI support

PhD students Julie Pasquier, Joerg Wieder and Guangyu Li and their supervisors Jan Henneberger and Zamin Kanji are researching Arctic aerosol and cloud properties in Ny Alesund, Svalbard (78.9° N, 11.90° E). Being part of the Atmospheric Physics group of Prof. Ulrike Lohmann, the objective of the research is to […]

New list of field and summer schools for 2020

Every year, SPI contributes towards the costs of the participation in field and summer schools linked to polar topics. The list has been updated for 2020! The objective is to offer master and doctoral students opportunities to aquire specialied experience and knowledge. Have a look at the updated list!