environnement et climatologie

Environnement - Politique - 10.10
Avec le changement climatique, les périodes de canicule, les chutes de pierres et les éboulements se multiplient, avec pour corollaire des dégâts aux rails et aux routes. Parallèlement, la hausse des températures et la sécheresse entraînent une baisse des recettes des centrales hydrauliques.
Innovation - Environnement - 8.10

L'accord permet d'accélérer la mise à disposition de moustiquaire de dernières technologies aux communautés qui en ont le plus besoin. Il facilite la fourniture de 35 millions de moustiquaires Interceptor G2 de BASF pour les quatre prochaines années.

Environnement - 27.09
Environnement

Les oestrogènes naturels des humains, mais aussi des substances synthétiques, provenant par exemple de la pilule anticonceptionnelle, des pesticides et des produits chimiques industriels parviennent dans les eaux de surface, principalement via les eaux usées.

Astronomie - Environnement - 4.10

Débris en augmentation, avènement des compagnies privées, défis technologiques : le monde spatial est en pleine mutation. Pour faire face à ces évolutions, le centre spatial de l'EPFL eSpace se restructure autour d'une idée : penser logistique! Tour d'horizon à l'occasion de l'ouverture de la Semaine mondiale de l'espace.

Environnement - Histoire - 26.09
Environnement - Histoire

Pour la première fois cet été, des étudiants de l'EPFL ont effectué des recherches de terrain sur la péninsule de Yamal, au Nord-Ouest de la Sibérie.


Emplois choisis
Génie civil - 08.10
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Fachhochschule Graubünden, Chur
Environnement - 11.10
PhD Position in data-driven process control Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Environnement - 07.10
PhD position in fern mycorrhizal ecology University of Zurich
Environnement - 04.10
Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Ecosystems Ecology EAWAG, Dübendorf
Employeurs de la semaine
Formation continue pour scientifiques et universitaires
»» 01.11.2019
MAS ETH in Applied Technology (MAS ETH AT) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
»» 30.11.2019
CAS ETH in Mobilität der Zukunft: Neue Geschäftsmodelle Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
»» 30.11.2019
Life Sciences Product Management EPFL, Lausanne
»» 13.12.2019
CAS ETH in Naturgefahren-Risikomanagement (CAS ETH NGRM) 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.