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29.11.2022

Existing fibre optic telecoms cables could be used to monitor avalanches in the field.

28.11.2022

Starting this winter, the SLF avalanche bulletin is stating whether the danger is towards the low end, in the middle or at the top end of the reported level.

24.11.2022

The SLF is investigating the destructive pulsating flows in powder avalanches. This work will also benefit research into volcanoes.

18.11.2022

Mountain/tour guides and skiing instructors learnt about the latest avalanche prevention tools and methods at the Avalanches Forum.

15.11.2022

The Sustainable Development Goals are intended to lead into a sustainable future. Read what WSL is contributing in the new DIAGONAL magazine.

07.11.2022

WSL has long been researching the effects of climate change and seeking solutions to mitigate them. More in our «Focus» tab.

02.11.2022

The SLF's RAMMS research group develops new modules for an established software package simulating natural hazard processes.

31.10.2022

Learn more about modern techniques for measuring snow in the field and in the laboratory. Apply by November 15.

28.10.2022

Official opening of new SLF workshop and office building creates more room for research.

18.10.2022

A global 30-year experiment reveals that vegetation is changing substantially in both Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystems.

10.10.2022

Beate Jessel will hold her inaugural lecture at the ETH Zurich on the topic "Ecosystem restoration - from global challenge to local implementation".

04.10.2022

SLF researchers have developed a method for automatically and reliably mapping avalanches in satellite images.

28.09.2022

2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed.

26.09.2022

Around 150 snow researchers are taking part in the international scientific conference on snow in Davos this week.

15.09.2022

The SLF's Risk and Resilience research group is developing software tools to better assess the risk of natural hazards.

09.09.2022

Snow researcher Ruzica Dadic is spending a year as a fellow at the SLF. In this blog she charts the pitfalls faced by her and her family.

01.09.2022

SLF researcher Anne Kempel explains in the video how she wants to find out in a worldwide project.

31.08.2022

After almost thirty years, the acclaimed forest researcher is leaving the WSL and thus stepping down from the Directorate.

29.08.2022

From the 6th to 10th February 2023 SLF will be holding another International Advanced Training Course on Snow and Avalanches in English.

25.08.2022

The SLF's Mountain Ecosystems research group investigates how climate change and changes in land use are affecting mountain habitats.