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Practical guide for early warning systems

28.08.2015 - The SLF has written a practical guide to facilitate the planning of reliable and cost-effective early warning systems for natural hazards. More

Winter 2014/15

24.08.2015 - The preliminary annual snow and avalanche report 2014/15 is available online in German and French. It offers comprehensive information on weather, snowpack, avalanche danger and avalanche activity during the last winter. More


11.08.2015 - High temperatures and permafrost thawing this summer are causing more rockfall activity than usual. For research purposes, the SLF is gathering information on rockfall sightings in the Swiss Alps. More


Snow information

Avalanche bulletin

In the summer and autumn, avalanche bulletins are published only in the event of heavy snowfall. You can be notified of their publication by way of the SMS service or RSS feeds.


Stillberg Research Site

Globally unrivalled data series
Teaserbild Stillberg

03.08.2015 - Researchers on the Stillberg are investigating the long-term impact of various environmental factors near the alpine tree line. More

Energy Change Impact

01.07.2015 - In the context of a research programme entitled Energy Change Impact, the WSL and SLF are examining the consequences of a shift from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy in their effects on both society and the environment. More


05.06.2015 - In the midterm of a study within the National Research Programme 68 first results are presented on soil characteristics, land use and the effect of plants on soil stability. More