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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.

22.08.2022

Researchers at ETH Zurich and WSL have for the first time reconstructed the extent of Switzerland’s glacier ice loss in the 20th century.

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.