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A new study involving the SLF has detected microplastic in snow samples from many places in the Alps and in the Arctic.


The SLF offers apprenticeships in electronics, polymechanics and IT, as well as a year-long work placement. Three young staff members tell us their stories.


Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.


Researchers from WSL and SLF are now blogging about what they experience during field work. A snow researcher starts the blog off on a "wrong track".


The new map distinguishes between ice-poor and ice-rich permafrost. This is useful for construction projects and determining natural hazards.


As in previous years, SLF offers several courses about snow and avalanches. Registration is open now.


This summer, SLF researchers are again conducting rockfall experiments at the Flüelapass with concrete blocks weighing two and a half tons.


WSL researchers have investigated the consequences of the extreme drought in 2018 on forests. Now they present the first results.


Rockfall expert Andrin Caviezel wins 2019 Canton of Graubünden award for talented young people.


A new reference book gives the first ever insight into where and how European countries record snow data. It is available free of charge.


Measurements in Swiss permafrost reveal a long-term warming trend and a continuous loss of ground ice since 2009 despite some fluctuations.


The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.


The SLF has a new film! It shows not only our exciting research, but also the people behind it. Click on the picture to watch it.


Protecting biodiversity requires knowledge and decisive action. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal.


In high altitudes there is unusually much snow, so an additional avalanche bulletin will be published on Friday before Whitsun, 7 June 2019.


What can we learn from extreme natural events? The Forum für Wissen 2019 in Davos provided answers.


The measures introduced after the avalanche winter of 1999 have proved their worth. This is shown by the event analysis of January 2018.


Exceptional snowfall in the north and short-term 'very high' avalanche danger.


The SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School "Forest Resilience" for doctoral students will take place in Davos from 18 to 24 August. Apply until 6 May!


On May 24 2019 a WSL symposium on 'Learning from extreme events' for scientists and practitioners will take place in Davos (in German).