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Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz  

Swiss Committee on Polar
and High Altitude Research

A Committee of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences



IASC - International Arctic Science Committee

IASC, the International Arctic Science Committee, is a non-governmental organisation whose aim is to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. IASC assists with science development by providing scientific advice and also seed money. In general, IASC supported activities are international, Circumarctic and of interest to several IASC member countries.

Being a member of IASC enables the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research to participate in electing the IASC Executive Committee which manages the IASC activities. Further, the membership enhances Swiss scientists' access to international cooperation and exchange in Arctic Research.

Swiss Delegates: Dr. Martin Schneebeli and Dr Gabriela Schaepman


IASC Working group members:

- M. Schneebeli (Cryosphere WG)

- J. Schmale (Atmospheric WG)

- G. Schaepman-Strub ( Terrestrial WG)

- Ch. Rixen (Terrestrial WG)




Arctic Portal

Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research

Laupenstrasse 7 / Postfach

CH-3001 BERN



A project realised by

SCNAT - Swiss Academy of Sciences