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08.08.2022

Remote sensing methods like radar, photogrammetry or laser scanning are becoming increasingly important in natural-hazard research.

05.08.2022

The International Glaciological Society and the SLF are organising a symposium in Davos in September 2022. The registration is now open.

03.08.2022

The SLF has developed large-scale natural hazard maps for Georgia using terrain analyses and modelling.

26.07.2022

Slab avalanches cause the highest number of fatalities each year. Researches are now smoothing the way for more effective risk forecasts.

21.07.2022

SLF researcher Alec van Herwijnen wants to find out whether an avalanche detection system tested in Switzerland also works in Iceland.

14.07.2022

The ETH Board has appointed Manuela Brunner as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Hydrology and Climate Impacts in Mountain Regions.

14.07.2022

The ETH Board has appointed Johan Gaume as Associate Professor of Alpine Mass Movements.

12.07.2022

The ETH Board has appointed Thomas Wohlgemuth, Head of the WSL Research Group on Disturbance Ecology, as a new member of the Directorate.

04.07.2022

Matthias Huss, glaciologist at WSL and ETH Zurich, provides answers to the main questions.

30.06.2022

A new analysis method gives a more detailed picture of unstable mountainsides, enabling better hazard monitoring.

28.06.2022

A symposium has paid tribute to Konrad Steffen, who died in an accident in 2020; he leaves a lasting mark on climate and glacier research.

22.06.2022

The software package for calculating natural hazard processes and the influence of protective measures has a new website.

20.06.2022

Greenland honours the former director of WSL with a glacier named after him.

15.06.2022

Human expertise remains essential – but computer assessments based on weather data and other measurements are valuable too.

09.06.2022

The snow ablation date at the Weissfluhjoch test site was 6 June 2022 – the second earliest since records began in winter 1936/37.

09.06.2022

Who eats whom in deadwood? What do treerings reveal about the climate? Read how researchers find out in the new DIAGONAL magazine!

07.06.2022

Thunderstorms and heavy rain during the summer of 2021 caused around CHF 450 million of damage, the highest amount since 2007.

02.06.2022

The Snow Hydrology Research Group wrapped up their field campaign and made a quintessential Finnish experience.

31.05.2022

At Stillberg near Davos, the SLF is investigating whether spruce and larch seedlings can establish above the current forest line.

24.05.2022

Innovations from the ETH Domain: insights into research serving Switzerland – Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin visits SLF Davos.