environnement et climatologie

Chimie - Environnement - 13.06
Chimie - Environnement
Des chimistes de l'EPFL ont développé un procédé efficace pour transformer du CO2 en monoxyde de carbone - un composé fondamental pour la production de carburants ou de matériaux synthétiques. Et si le CO2 émis en brûlant des produits pétroliers pouvait, au lieu d'être libéré dans l'atmosphère, être recyclé sous la forme de nouveaux carburants - C'est l'objectif poursuivi par une branche de recherche liée au domaine des « carburants synthétiques ».
Innovation - Environnement - 11.06
Innovation - Environnement

En deux années d'existence, le programme d'encouragement BRIDGE a financé 81 projets situés à l'interface entre la recherche fondamentale et l'innovation basée sur la science.

Environnement - Sciences sociales - 5.06
Environnement - Sciences sociales

Une équipe internationale de chercheurs a croisé pour la première fois projections démographiques et scénarii climatiques à l'échelle du continent africain, révélant le nombre de personnes potentiellement exposées à des températures extrêmes.

Environnement - Astronomie - 6.06
Environnement - Astronomie

Le GRID-Genève, les universités de Genève et de Zurich et l'Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage s'associent pour permettre une observation continue de la Suisse depuis l'espace, grâce au Swiss Data Cube.

Environnement - Sciences de la Terre - 5.06

Claire Guenat, chercheuse à l'EPFL, vient de publier un livre sans précédent sur les sols de Suisse et d'Europe avec Jean-Michel Gobat, professeur honoraire à l'Université de Neuchâtel. L'ouvrage rappelle le rôle essentiel des sols dans l'écosystème ainsi que leur potentiel d'innovation.

Actuellement 27 emplois dans le domaine Environnement.
Selected Jobs
Environnement - 15.06
Leiter/in Bereich Forschung und Monitoring Schweizerischer Nationalpark, Zernez
Environnement - 02.05
Professorin / Professor für Umwelttechnik und Klimaschutz HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Jona
Physique - 17.06
PhD Candidate Programme CERN, Geneva
Informatique - 14.06
Scientific Software Engineer / Developer (100%) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Environnement - 13.06
Postdoctoral Position in Sustainable Process Systems Engineering applied to Energy and the Environment Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Employeurs de la semaine
Formation continue pour scientifiques et universitaires
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Management du risque EPFL, Lausanne
»» 01.07.2019
CAS ETH ARC in Bestand (CAS ETH ARC Bestand) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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.