05.09.2018

BNP Paribas supports major expeditions around Antarctica

Melting glaciers, impact on natural resources and changes in wind direction -in the poles, climate is showing signs of major change. This forces us to review the attitude of the environment.

In January 2018, the BNP Paribas Foundation in Switzerland and the Swiss Polar Institute (based at EPFL) launched the Polar Access Fund, a new tool enabling young researchers involved in climate change research to gain grants for conducting their first scientific expedition in the Polar Regions.

“Polar Access Fund promote to global warming research of polar and global warming among young scientists, which making Switzerland a key international player and federator in the field of polar and extreme environment research, said Yanina Olkhovska, Head of the Brand and Communications Service UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group. Such support from BNP Paribas Group is required essential to our planet’s climatic equilibrium”.

Every year, the Polar Access Fund will assist between 5 and 10 doctoral and post-doctoral students from Swiss universities and research institutes, studying in various disciplines, to complete their research on global warming. Grants of up to 20,000 CHF will help these young researchers to undertake their first scientific expedition in the extreme polar environments.

Five projects have already been financially supported in 2018.

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