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22.12.2021

The new grant, in memory of the former director of WSL, should strengthen cooperative research on natural hazards between Switzerland and Greenland.

16.12.2021

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

09.12.2021

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

19.10.2021

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

29.09.2021

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

11.08.2021

How does WSL deal with resources, how large is its CO2 footprint? The Environmental Report 20182020 explains it in detail.

17.05.2021

WSL's first hiking guide allows users to discover Valais on foot while learning about research into forests, climate history and avalanches.

24.03.2021

In a difficult year, WSL launched major interdisciplinary initiatives with partner organizations and published more than ever.

18.03.2021

"Forest Functioning under Air Pollution and Climate Change", August 2021 in Davos: enrollment open for PhD, Postdocs and MSc in their last year.

16.10.2020

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

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.

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.

14.03.2019

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.