The SLF is an interdisciplinary research and service centre located in Davos. It is part of WSL, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, and therefore belongs to the ETH domain.
The SLF is well known worldwide as a leading research institute in its field. Around 150 staff study snow, atmosphere, mass movements, permafrost and mountain ecosystems and translate their knowledge into innovative products for practical use. Within the framework of the CERC (Climate Change, Extremes and Natural Hazards in Alpine Regions Research Centre), the SLF investigates the effects of climate change on extreme events and natural hazards in mountain regions.
The SLF also provides various services, including the Avalanche Bulletin, advice on avalanche protection measures, and expert opinions on avalanche accidents, and is active in the development of warning systems for natural hazards.
The Symposium will take place in the Davos Congress Centre, centrally located between Davos Dorf and Davos Platz. The Congress Centre offers a selection of perfectly organized rooms, equipped with top-of-the-line presentation technology.
Davos is located 1560 m a.s.l. in the heart of the Canton of Grisons in the eastern Swiss Alps. September temperatures average highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. The town of Davos is easily accessible by train. It is about 130 km southeast of Zurich from where the train journey takes about 2½ hours. There is a major international airport in Zurich and right at the airport you can board a train (changes required at Zurich main station and Landquart).