Associated partners

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

 The emphasis at EPFL is on translational science based upon rigorous understanding of our environment, seamless integration of data and models, humans as integral parts of environmental systems, and development of novel, leading-edge technologies. Within ICEBIO, associated partner EPFL will provide training in glacier-fed stream biofilm ecology and biogeochemistry, ecosystem services; DNA and RNA extraction from complex mineral matrices; bioinformatics and advanced data analysis; expedition planning including local population and  outreach. One doctoral candidate will be hosted at EPFL but funded by  the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

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ClearWater Sensors

ClearWater Sensors (CLEARWATER) is a specialist in developing precision submersible chemical sensors for scientific, industrial, and environmental monitoring applications. CLEARWATER will provide training to all of the researchers, introducing them to: a) innovation pathways from academia to SMEs (e.g., partnerships, licenses, joint ventures, spinouts, start-ups), b) IP (intellectual property) protection, management and exploitation and c) microfluidic reagentbased analyser technology and its use for in situ data collection in the cryosphere and hydrosphere. CLEARWATER will also provide secondment opportunities for two researchers in ICEBIO and share knowledge on the use of water sensors in other PhD projects. CLEARWATER will lead the network-wide training in careers and the preparation of researchers for non-academic pathways in business and consultancy.

More information about CLEARWATER can be found here:

Norwegian Polar Institute

The Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway's central governmental institution for scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic. More information can be found here: 

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Freie Universitaet Berlin is an associated partner linked to  the German Research Centre for Geosciences for delivery of PhD diplomas. More information can be found here:

Paracelsus Medical University

Paracelsus Medical University is an associated partner linked to beneficiary BRILL for delivery of PhD diplomas. More information can be found here:


Université Grenoble Alpes is an associated partner linked to beneficiary CNRS for delivery of PhD diplomas. More information