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About the Institute

About the Institute

SPRI is a world-leading research and information centre for the study of the polar and cold regions. Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we got here.


SPRI in the News

Recent local, national and international news articles mentioning the Institute.

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Section of Frank Debenham plaque


From one room in a museum to an internationally-renowned research centre.

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Section of SPRI Review cover 2013

Annual Report

Information on the Institute's activities over the past year.

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Front of Institute


Members of the Advisory and Management Committees.

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Rosie using early 20th century equipment


Current opportunities to work at the Institute.

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Polar Directory

Details of organisations with similar research interests.

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Gino Watkins

Gino Watkins Memorial Fund

Apply for an expedition grant.

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External resources relating to the polar and cold regions.

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