At the international level, the Commission assumes Switzerland's membership in the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and in the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in the interest of Swiss science and foreign policy, and delegates scientists to organs of these multilateral institutions.
The Commission is committed to young scientists by involving the Swiss Committee of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) in its work and by awarding the Prix de Quervain for outstanding Master's, PhD or Postdoc theses.
Year founded: 1984
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research (SCPH)
House of Academies