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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.

26.02.2020

The second leg of the MOSAiC expedition is drawing to a close: important measurements have been taken and the light is slowly returning. Read more in the blog.

 

19.02.2020

How to stop an arctic fox from chewing on cables and why you are never alone on an expedition can be read in the new blog post.

13.02.2020

Since October 2019, the research vessel “Polarstern” has been drifting through the Arctic ice. A video shows what is happening around the ship.

06.02.2020

Description of the weather, snowpack and avalanche danger during the preceding year (October 2018 to September 2019). In German or French.

30.01.2020

A study involving SLF researchers shows that warmer air and a lower volume of melt water are driving up the temperature of watercourses.

24.01.2020

During the WEF meeting, the ETH Domain came to the SLF to present itself via successful young companies built on research.

16.12.2019

20 years ago, hurricane Lothar caused tremendous damage. Meanwhile, more robust, species-rich forests have regrown in many places.

14.11.2019

SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.

23.10.2019

SLF researcher Yves Bühler is fascinated by New Zealand's natural environment – especially its spectacular avalanches. Read more in the blog.

04.09.2019

The Federal Council has elected Michael Hengartner, Rector of the University of Zurich, as President of the ETH Board.

31.07.2019

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

14.06.2019

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.