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News

WSL-Magazine

Nr. 2/14 has been published

27.10.2014 - The latest issue of the WSL magazine DIAGONAL has been published. It focuses on the key theme "Invasive species: friend or foe?". Available in German and French only. More

Living heritage

22.10.2014 - Managing avalanche danger is an essential component of Switzerland's living heritage. The Swiss Federal Council today decided that Switzerland will submit this element of its cultural heritage for inscription in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. More

Avalanche airbag

09.10.2014 - Avalanche victims protected by an inflated airbag have a much better chance of survival than victims without an airbag. 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.

Research

Wind erosion

How effectively does vegetation protect the soil?
Messfeld auf der Latschüelfurgga

01.10.2014 - This spring the SLF conducted full scale rock rolling experiments in the rockfall endangered areas of the Port Hills; and instructed the local engineering offices how to use the new RAMMS::Rockfall model. More

Rockfall prevention

11.09.2014 - This spring the SLF conducted full scale rock rolling experiments in the rockfall endangered areas of the Port Hills; and instructed the local engineering offices how to use the new RAMMS::Rockfall model. More

G-TREE

15.08.2014 - An experiment launched recently on the Stillberg is analysing tree seed germination at treeline altitude. The project forms part of a worldwide initiative that is examining how a variety of factors have an impact on the position of the treeline. More