Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research

This Commission 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.

Symposium Prix de Quervain 2023

The Prix de Quervain 2023 was awarded to Marin Kneib for his dissertation at a symposium on 30 November 2023 at the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern.



  • Introduction (in German): Urs Baltensperger, President of the Swiss Commission of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch pdf


  • Invited lecture «Glaciers as ambassadors of climate change» (in German): Matthias Huss, ETH Züuich, Head of the Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland GLAMOS pdf


  • Laudation and award ceremony (in German): Hans Rudolf Keusen, Board Member of the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research pdf


  • Presentation of the award-winning work «Ice cliffs: Importance of local processes for the melting and development of glaciers» (in French): Marin Kneib, Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement, Grenoble, and University of Innsbruck video recording