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04.08.2020

Even during lockdown, WSL glaciologist Matthias Huss had to measure glaciers – without using cable cars. Read about this experience in the blog.

22.07.2020

Niklaus Zimmermann is stepping down from the WSL Directorate after 15 eventful years, during which he has been instrumental in shaping the WSL.

 

21.07.2020

The world's first national permafrost monitoring network has documented warming of permafrost in the Swiss Alps since the year 2000.

16.07.2020

Herbivores such as deer, snails or insects keep nutrient cycles on pastures in the National Park running. Without them, the ecosystem collapses.

18.06.2020

A WSL research programme is examining the impact of climate change on rock slope failures, avalanches and debris flows and developing responses.

15.06.2020

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 85 million of damage and resulted in five fatalities in 2019.

12.06.2020

New centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region.

11.06.2020

Wood can be building material, CO2 storage and even a force of nature. The latest issue of Diagonal is dedicated to this renewable resource.

08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

28.05.2020

SLF researchers have examined the formation of 'microquakes' in snow, which could also play a role in avalanche formation.

20.05.2020

To mark Biodiversity Day (22 May), a WSL and an Eawag researcher tell us why it is important to look beyond the system boundaries.

13.05.2020

By measuring the snow water equivalent over a long period, the SLF is facilitating the detection of long-term changes in our climate system.

03.05.2020

Burnt beech forests provide less protection against natural hazards than intact woods. A new WSL Fact Sheet describes the fire and vegetation dynamics. [in german]

21.04.2020

Light, landscape and people lift the spirits of SLF doctoral student Amy Macfarlane, who has to stay in the Arctic for a while longer. More on the blog.

09.04.2020

Even the MOSAiC expedition has felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Another challenge is that the ice floe breaks into smaller pieces.

03.04.2020

Which measure against avalanches or rockfall has the best cost-benefit ratio? The SLF has helped to develop calculation tools for this purpose.

30.03.2020

Reportage in “The New Yorker” about avalanche research and protection in the US and Switzerland, with insight into the work of SLF researchers.

24.03.2020

The avalanche bulletin continues to be published to support the security services.

23.03.2020

Numerous projects in applied research and two "Forum for Knowledge": At WSL, 2019 was all about knowledge transfer.

09.03.2020

The Summer School FORMON for PhD, postdocs and master students will take place in Davos from 23 to 29 August. Apply by May 1st.