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.


30.10.2023 |  Prix de Quervain 2023
Symposium with award ceremony on 30 November

Symposium with guest lecture by Matthias Huss (ETHZ / GLAMOS) and award of the Prix de Quervain to Marin Kneib

09.10.2023 |  Prix de Quervain 2023
Ice cliffs and their influence on the melting of glaciers

The prize goes to Marin Kneib for his outstanding PhD on the Himalayan region

© picture source: Marin Kneib
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

Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research

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