Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research

This Committee serves as a strategic body for the Swiss community in polar and high altitude research and represents their scientific interests nationally as well as internationally. In order to promote young talents, it awards the Prix de Quervain.


22.09.2023 |  Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCAR Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Focus on the urgency of the climate crisis and the role of SCAR as the leading scientific organisation on Antarctica

02.06.2023 |  Publication
Swiss maritime strategy: important role of science and Academies

Mentioned epxlicitly: Swiss Committee on Polar- and High Altitude Research, International Arctic Science Committee, Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research

09.11.2022 |  Swiss Academies' publication
Arctic under pressure

The Arctic between climate change, endangered livelihoods of indigenous populations and economic potential - and the role of Switzerland

28.10.2022 |  Call (closes 20 December 2022)
EU-PolarNet 2: call for services (closes: 20 December 2022)

Seed Money to support the preparation, planning or development of new ideas and lines of research activities

24.10.2022 |  Award ceremony & symposium
Prix de Quervain 2022 in polar research

Award ceremony on the occasion of a symposium at the Alpine Museum Bern on 24 November 2022

Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research

Dr Roger Pfister, Head
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern