environnement et climatologie

Informatique - Environnement - 20.10
La technologie numérique est près d'atteindre ses limites physiques. La voie de sortie passe par davantage de centres de données, mais aussi par la maîtrise de leur empreinte carbone. Presque du jour au lendemain, à cause de qui vous savez, tout ce qui pouvait passer en virtuel a quitté le monde physique.
Environnement - Sciences de la Terre - 20.10
Environnement - Sciences de la Terre

Une étude réalisée par l'Université de Berne montre, grâce à des échantillons de sédiments prélevés dans le Moossee, que le fait d'interdire certains produits phytosanitaires porte ses fruits: leur concentration dans l'environnement diminue. En revanche, la pollution engendrée par les produits phytosanitaires toujours autorisés s'accroit. À l'heure actuelle, l'impact de la pollution de l'ensemble des pesticides sur la faune et la flore n'a jamais été aussi important.

Environnement - Économie - 14.10
Environnement - Économie

La prise en compte de multiples objectifs sociaux autres que les coûts est essentielle pour passer des combustibles fossiles à l-électricité renouvelable. Une étude de l'UNIGE propose un compromis viable.

Chimie - Environnement - 13.10
Chimie - Environnement

Afin d'améliorer la stabilisation des sols argileux, une équipe de chercheurs de l'EPFL favorise l'agglomération des sédiments grâce à des ions carbonates et calcium et un courant électrique appliqué à la manière d'une pile.

Environnement - 20.10
Environnement

Les services rendus par les arbres présents sur le territoire genevois dépassent leurs inconvénients, qu'ils soient d'origine indigène ou étrangère.

Économie - Environnement - 13.10
Économie - Environnement

La façon dont notre esprit planifie l'utilisation des ressources est analysée par les psychologues de l'Université de Genève afin de mettre en place des mesures de lutte contre la surconsommation d'énergie et les émissions de carbone.

Environnement - 6.10
Environnement

Tool PlaNet est un nouvel outil numérique qui permet aux communes de recenser facilement les partenaires importants tout autant que les voix critiques susceptibles d'être associés à des projets complexes dans le domaine de l'environnement ou de l'infrastructure. Il les aide ainsi à mettre en place des processus participatifs de manière professionnelle.

Formation continue pour scientifiques et universitaires
environnement et climatologie

Switzerland has been at the forefront of climate research. The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 went to Al Gore and all the members of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Among those honoured are a number of Swiss scientists. Switzerland has decided to strengthen its leading position in climate research through several research initiatives and programs.

Research  institutions

Research programs

  • NCCR Climate: The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF funds a long term climate project under the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) scheme, the NCCR Climate. This NCCR is a network grouping the universities of Bern, Fribourg and Geneva, the Zurich Federal Institute of Technology, a number of Federal agencies, and the Swiss Re reinsuring company. It was established in 2001 with the aim of contributing substantially towards this concern and to better understand the climate system by carrying out interdisciplinary research on its variability and its potential for change. It includes such topics as historical climate change, the development of computer models to diagnose and forecast climate events, and the impact of climate change on ecosystems. 

  • The World Climate Research Program WCRP is an international program sponsored by several international organisations. It identifies knowledge gaps, prioritizes needs and leads world-class research into climate variability and climate change to meet end-user requirements and policy needs.

Platforms

  • Database allowing an overview of environmental research in the broad sense, covering themes as varied as the origins of the Earth, the understanding of natural processes or the solving of concrete environmental problems. 
  • The platform for cleantech, launched by the Swiss Government, provides all kind of information on cleantech for researchers and companies (only in German and French). Cleantech cover all products and services having a positive and sustainable effect on environment and climate.

Forums

  • Proclim is the Swiss forum for climate and global change issues. It seeks to facilitate both integrated research activities and the necessary linkages among scientists, policy-makers and the public at home and abroad . Its aims are the integration of Swiss research in international programs , s upport for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialog and information exchange and dialog with decision makers. 

  • The Swiss Committee on Polar Research (SCP) is a common forum of the Swiss Scientific Academies. Its main tasks are the national spreading of polar research results and informations through public events and publications.

Other useful links

  • Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
  • Swiss Biological Records Center ( Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune) gathers, manages and diffuses information on the distribution and the ecology of fauna in Switzerland.
  • Swiss Village in Masdar City: Masdar City, located in Abu Dhabi, is the world’s first carbon-neutral zero waste city. Switzerland is a close partner of Masdar City: A Swiss Village is being realised in the first construction phase of Masdar – the opening is scheduled for 2011. The Swiss Village is to offer a balanced mix of uses with offices, research labs and light manufacturing facilities, restaurants and shops, a Swiss business hub, a Swiss private school, apartments as well as the Swiss Embassy and an embassy residence. 

Associations and agencies for renewable energies

Portals in the field of renewable energies

  • www.energieforschung.ch, a page of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), provides information about activities of the Swiss Government.
  • The platform for cleantech, launched by the Swiss Government, provides all kind of information on cleantech for researchers and companies (only in German and French). Cleantech cover all products and services having a positive and sustainable effect on environment and climate.