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How much is climate change responsible for the release of bodies and wreckage in Alpine glaciers?

How much is climate change responsible for the release of bodies and wreckage in Alpine glaciers?

This summer has again broken temperature and glacier melt records. And it has led to the release of the remains of unfortunate mountaineers, wreckage of airplanes, and other objects trapped in the ice for several decades. But what are the underlying glacial drivers besides climate change?

’Tis the season …

’Tis the season …

In line with the Digital Society Initiative, which involves several GIUZ researchers, I asked artificial intelligence (AI) to help me develop a timely GIUZ Christmas Carol. I wish you happy holidays, non-digital recreation at the end of the year and…

Chemical geographies: Analyzing global pesticide supply chains

Chemical geographies: Analyzing global pesticide supply chains

A new research project analyzes selected global herbicide supply chains linking sites of agricultural use in Latin America with places of production in Asian countries.

The making of a publication, or: How to combine train travel and get things done

The making of a publication, or: How to combine train travel and get things done

A train ride from Switzerland to the UK and back: behind-the-scenes insights into how our manuscript finally prepared for the stage.

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!