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International Space Science Institute (ISSI)Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Phone +41 31 684 48 96
Email secretary@issibern.ch

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International Space Science Institute

Science is
our Focus

ISSI is a scientifically independent and neutral Space- and Earth Science institute that advances science by facilitating open multi-disciplinary discourse in a stimulating environment, reaching out towards new scientific horizons.

Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
Photograph of the early workings on ISSI's new webpage with members from eyeloveyou.ch.
Mysterious happenings, multiple shades of blue, and various graphic wiggles are reported from within the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland.

Our new ISSI webpage

Our new ISSI webpage

byFabio Crameri

Published: 16 May 2024

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

From OSIRIS-REx to OSIRIS APEX: Mission Results and Future Exploration

Webinar with Amy Simon
(NASA, GSFC, USA)

Thursday, 30th May 2024
(17h CEST | 11h EDT) 

Published: 29 April 2024

Current ISSI Events

The programme of ISSI covers a wide spectrum of disciplines including the physics of the solar system and planetary sciences to astrophysics and cosmology, and from Earth sciences to astrobiology.

When checking the ISSI Calendar for potential meeting dates, please note that ISSI is usually at full capacity with either 3 teams or working groups, or 1 workshop, plus 1 team or working group.

Mon – Fri May 27 – May 31
International Team of G. Pratt

Multi-wavelength studies of the culmination of structure formation in the Universe

Tue – Thu May 28 – May 30

Meeting of the ISSI Science Committee

Thu May 30
From OSIRIS-REx to OSIRIS APEX

Mission Results and Future Exploration – Webinar with Amy Simon (NASA GSFC, USA)

Fri May 31

Meeting of the ISSI Board of Trustees

Reaching out towards new scientific horizons

Our Fields of Research

Heliophysics

Astrophysics
Cosmology

Planets
Small Bodies

Earth
Science

ISSI is located in Bern, Switzerland.

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Bern can be reached easily from the airports: Zurich (ZHR), Geneva (GVA), and Basel Euroairport (BSL). Bern is also connected to many European cities by fast intercity trains. Timetable information of trains within and around Switzerland can be found at www.rail.ch.

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Latest news from ISSI and research updates from our communities.

Photograph of the early workings on ISSI's new webpage with members from eyeloveyou.ch.
Mysterious happenings, multiple shades of blue, and various graphic wiggles are reported from within the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland.

Our new ISSI webpage

Our new ISSI webpage

byFabio Crameri

Published: 16 May 2024

ISSI in
Numbers 🧮

Numbers don’t say it all, but some are quite telling…

Scientists visit ISSI each year to do research together

~1100

Countries worldwide are represented in the ISSI visitor data base

60+

Journal papers published by the active ISSI International Teams

~300/yr

Coffees produced by the ISSI coffee machine

>255k

A Mechanism for Knowledge Generation

ISSI Base

750 Square Meters
6 Meeting Rooms
3 Floors
1 Coffee Machine
3 Data Servers
20 Staff Members

Spaces

4 Science Areas
4 Publication Avenues
7 Funding Instruments

People

7280 Visitors
60 Countries
598 Teams
103 Workshops
28 Working Groups
30 Forums

Results

1100 Staff Publications
more than 4900 Visitor Papers
88 SSSI Volumes
17 Sci. Rep. Volumes
53 Spatium Issues

A Spiral Amongst Thousands
Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel