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Upcoming Events

Swiss Polar Day 2021

01/10/2021 10:30 16:30

Conferences 2021

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Event location

Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
Lausanne, 1005

The Swiss Polar Day 2021 will be held on Friday 1 October at the Palais de Rumine in Lausanne.

The Swiss Polar Day is the annual networking event for the Swiss polar and high-altitude research community. For the edition 2021, on Friday 1 October, we cordially invite you to a day of presentations, discussions and updates on Swiss polar science. International and Swiss speakers will present current initiatives and fieldwork and ample time will also be allocated for networking and exchange.

We invite you to register online.

Preliminary programme:

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome coffee and registration
10:30 – 10:45 Opening and welcome
10:45 – 11:15 “Arctic Fever. Swiss-Danish Entanglements in the Age of Empire”
Lea Pfäffli, ETHZ, Prix de Quervain 2020
11:15 – 12:00 “South Georgia reborn: lessons from the world’s largest pest eradication campaign”
Tony Martin, University of Dundee, UK
12:00 – 12:30 “Sustainability in polar research” by APECS Switzerland
Amy Macfarlane, WSL and Nicolas Jullien, University of Fribourg
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Visit of the exhibition “FROID”
14:00 – 14:30 “Clouds and precipitations in Antarctica: challenges and opportunities”
Alexis Berne, EPFL
14:30 – 15:00 “Polar science in France – assets and challenges”
Jérôme Chappellaz, Institut polaire français Paul-Émile-Victor, France
15:00 – 15:45 News from the Swiss Polar Institute and discussion on international collaboration tools for polar research
15:45 – 16:25 News from the field and updates by research groups
16:25 – 16:30 Closing by SPI
16:30 – 18:30 Networking drink

For the time being, the health situation allows the event to be planned in person, while following appropriate health measures and rules in place. Please note that should the situation change, we will adapt the format accordingly and the event will remain on the same date.


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