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Peter Bebi is the head of the CERC, the new SLF research centre combining expertise on climate change, extreme events and natural hazards.


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Birgit Ottmer, Head of Communications, is a new member of the WSL Directorate.


The SLF maintains the stations of the Intercantonal Measurement and Information System IMIS, which provides important data for avalanche warning.


Onset of winter in the west and in the north. The avalanche bulletin appears again with the interactive hazard map.


The SLF is developing a measuring system that automatically detects avalanches and will improve future avalanche bulletins.


The ICOS network records carbon fluxes in order to mitigate climate change. Two stations are located in Switzerland.


Now for the first time, the SLF snow maps are zoomable and updated daily. The data basis for the maps has been improved.


Free online course with participation of SLF scientists on satellite- and drone-based observation of the cryosphere. Join now!


What are the benefits of expeditions and why is a fly sometimes more dangerous than a bison? Find out now in the new DIAGONAL magazine!


A field-based training course on snow and its spatial variability will be held in Sodankylä (FIN) from 13 to 19 February 2022. Registration until 15 November.


Despite lots of snow in winter and a mild summer, the Swiss glaciers have lost about 400 million tonnes of ice since September 2020.


An interview with Dr Nadine Salzmann, head of the SLF's Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards research unit since mid-October.


The Vergeletto Valley (TI): Extensive preparation, including test operation, needed to find the best site for a new snow station.


In a blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen describes how he circumnavigated the north of Greenland and what he discovered along the way.


This year's summer school focused on forest monitoring and was attended by 24 enthusiastic students from all over the world.


In the Pamir Mountains, many glaciers are stable or even growing. In the logbook, WSL glacier researchers talk about their expedition there.


The shape of rocks is a key factor in assessing rockfall hazard. This is the conclusion of a new SLF study.


To study types of snow and thus improve climate models, SLF snow researchers were on a polar expedition. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.


A new research consortium with participation of SLF-researcher Michael Lehning aims to promote decentralized renewable energy production.