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Mission

"The research centre CERC develops practical solutions for relevant problems of mountain regions due to climate change, extreme events and natural hazards. As a research-, knowledge- and implementation hub, CERC links top international research with regional knowledge."

 

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22.06.2022

The software package for calculating natural hazard processes and the influence of protective measures has a new website.

31.05.2022

At Stillberg near Davos, the SLF is investigating whether spruce and larch seedlings can establish above the current forest line.

25.02.2022

Alpine plants display little variation within their species. This could put them at a disadvantage when it comes to climate change.

22.12.2021

An international team of researchers has now been able to measure and simulate the resonant swaying of the Matterhorn.

 

Main research topics

Weather and climate extremes in mountain regions

We study the effects of climate change on water resources and extreme events in mountain areas.

 

Permafrost

We study and document changes in permafrost in order to identify future developments at an early stage and thus prevent risks and hazards.

 

Remote sensing, early detection and early warning

Remote sensing methods like radar, photogrammetry or laser scanning are becoming increasingly important in natural-hazard research.

 

Alpine mass movements

We research on the formation, movement and deposition processes of avalanches, landslides, debris flows and rockfall and simulate them with physical...

Mountain ecosystems and protection forests

We study the transformation of mountain ecosystems as a result of climate change, land use change and natural disturbances.

 

Risk management, risk communication and resilience

We develop risk-based and practical methods that help dealing with the risks of natural hazards.