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10.12.2020

Filippo Genucchi is an SLF observer and a safety officer for the Lukmanier Pass. He trusts in the quality of the avalanche warnings.

09.12.2020

Jon-Andri Bisaz reports observations to the SLF from the Upper Engadine region. He also benefits from the role in his work as an avalanche consultant.

08.12.2020

Ruth Moor-Huber from Gadmen is one of only a few women working as observers for the SLF. She tells us what she likes about the role.

07.12.2020

Nearly 200 observers throughout Switzerland send snow and avalanche reports to the SLF. This week we are introducing you to six of them.

03.12.2020

Heavy snowfall is predicted for the southern flank of the Alps and the Engadine. The avalanche bulletin appears again with the interactive hazard map.

03.12.2020

We celebrate the anniversary in December with a series of news items. Find out here, for example, how the avalanche bulletin is produced.

23.11.2020

Why do we investigate extreme events? In order to find ways of dealing with what in future may be normal. Find out more in a DIAGONAL interview.

16.11.2020

Thanks to research, monitoring and warning systems, people are better protected from rock falls today. Read more about it in a new DIAGONAL article.

09.11.2020

The new DIAGONAL is anything but normal! Read about our research on huge landslides, bone-dry summers and plants as survival artists.

23.10.2020

The "Polarstern" is back from the Arctic. Ruzica Dadic reports on the challenges the team faced until the very end.

16.10.2020

Data from Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland (GLAMOS) shows: the volume of Swiss glaciers has continued to decline in summer 2020.

09.10.2020

The initial results of an Innosuisse project are now available as a WSL report.

15.06.2020

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

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.

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]

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.

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.