GIUZ Blog

Fishing instruments from a helicopter

Fishing instruments from a helicopter

Installing instruments on Greenlands fastest glacier is a great challenge, and recovering them after weeks or months an art. From our field work campaigns in summer 2022 we came back with tons of data – and some impressive images.

Trockener Sommer - trockene Bäche

Trockener Sommer – trockene Bäche

Viele Fliessgewässer in Europa führen aussergewöhnlich wenig Wasser oder sind sogar ganz ausgetrocknet. Mit der CrowdWater App können Bürger:innen die Fliessdynamik trockenfallender Bäche dokumentieren. Damit erzeugen sie wertvolle Daten für eine adäquate Ressourcenplanung.

«Mehr unabhängige Forschung zu klimaschonendem Tourismus»

«Mehr unabhängige Forschung zu klimaschonendem Tourismus»

Der internationale Tourismus und die damit verbundene Mobilität belasten das Klima stark. Tourismusfachleute sind gefordert, sich dringend Gedanken zu machen, wie die Branche dereinst klimaneutral werden kann. Doch dazu muss auch die Wissenschaft Lösungsansätze liefern.

Swiss-British round table on the “Top of Europe”

Swiss-British round table on the “Top of Europe”

International research collaboration is essential, in particular with regards to climate change. Leading cryosphere researchers from Swiss and British universities recently met on Jungfraujoch.

Research and teaching towards a more just and sustainable future

Research and teaching towards a more just and sustainable future

In the Space, Nature, and Society group, we concentrate on questions and perceptions of nature and landscapes, especially those surrounding parks, biodiversity, agriculture, conservation, and climate change.

It's all about logistics, perfect team work, heavy material and enough food

It’s all about logistics, perfect team work, heavy material and enough food

What stands at the other end of properly prepared data series, detailed scientific analyses and final publications? The “hard and dirty” work: fieldwork!

Girls on Ice Expedition 2021: An all-female adventure on Findelen glacier

Girls on Ice Expedition 2021: An all-female adventure on Findelen glacier

This past July, nine young girls spent 10 full days living on their tents besides the Findelen glacier. The aim of the Girls on Ice Switzerland Expedition is to introduce young girls into the experience of deep connection with nature, both in the physical and intellectual dimensions.

Remote sensing field work with ground contact

Remote sensing field work with ground contact

In remote sensing, we acquire information about objects or phenomena on Earth without making physical contact with them. We work with data from satellites, aircrafts and drones, but we also collect data in the field.

Research insights

Research insights

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many presentations and webinars being held online. We have compiled some of them. Take a look and get an insight into our research at GIUZ!

Der Boden ist ein wichtiger Player im Klimaschutz

Der Boden ist ein wichtiger Player im Klimaschutz

Im Boden sind enorme Mengen an Kohlenstoff chemisch gebunden – und sie lassen sich noch weiter erhöhen. Im Podcast zum Klima-Aktionsplan diskutieren wir das Potenzial von negativen Emissionen in der Bekämpfung der Klimakrise.