Main mission
The Centre for Polar ecology aims to promote and facilitate research and education in polar ecological sciences at the  Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. CPE represents the scientific community of the Czech republic in International Arctic Science Committee.


CPE offers several courses related to polar ecology. Above all "Polar ecology course" consisting of two components, Life and Earth science. The course itself consists of 1 week intensive theoretical preparation in respective fields of interest and then especially 10 days field work on the Josef Svoboda research station in Svalbard.


  • PEC 2020 was opened!
    Today's icebreaker opened this year's Polar Ecology Conference, which we organize in cooperation with the University of Tromso and with contributions from the Norway Grants >

  • Professor Josef Svoboda: an officer of the Order of Canada
    Professor Josef Svoboda, a Czech-Canadian polar ecologist, whose name bears our station at Svalbard, is an officer of the Order of Canada now. >

  • 2019 season is over
    Our research vessel Clione is now on the shore so 2019 season is over! >