Institution / Organisation
Swiss Polar Institute
Providing services to and promoting synergies within the polar and high-altitude community in Switzerland
The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) offers tailored support to scientists based in Switzerland whose research is focused on polar regions and high-altitude environments. Dedicated funding schemes, information events, scientific workshops and conferences, health and safety courses, fieldwork training, expeditions, outreach and educational programmes, as well as international agreements and collaborations are part of SPI’s mission and portfolio of activities.
A foundation under Swiss law, the Swiss Polar Institute is recognised as a “research institution of national importance” by the Swiss Confederation.