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Tägliche Käsepflege

Tägliche Käsepflege
Wie werden die Vorschriften der Lebensmittelsicherheit bei der Herstellung von Alpkäse umgesetzt? Simon Zoja besuchte für seine Masterarbeit Alpbetriebe in Graubünden und Bern. Bild: Mayk Wendt

18.07.2022
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Calibrating the new spectrometer at Laegern tower

Calibrating the new spectrometer an Laegern tower
Working and having a beautiful view at the same time: With the spectrometer we can measure the sun induced fluorescence in the forest canopy. Picture: Jasmin Kesselring

12.07.2022
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Tropical beauty: Bromeliads growing in front of the Veronica glacier, Central Andes, Southern Peru

Tropical beauty: Bromeliads growing in front of the Veronica glacier, Central Andes, Southern Peru
High insolation and warmth during the day, but temperatures below freezing during the night: Only highly adapted organisms can survive in the harsh conditions in the tropical Andes. Picture: Fabian Drenkhan

04.07.2022
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Field work in Val Piora, Ticino, during an excursion for Earth System Science students

Field work in Val Piora, Ticino, during an excursion for Earth System Science students
The valley is famous for high biodiversity and unique geology. Picture: Michael Schmidt

Rainfall simulation in the Alps

Rainfall Simulation in the Alps
Distinction in the 2019 Scientific Image Competition of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Picture: Florian Lustenberger

14.06.2022
The picture won a distinction in the 2019 Scientific Image Competition of the Swiss National Science Foundation. 
Comments of the jury: "(...) The viewer is surprised by an apparently surreal situation: artificial rain created high up in the mountains. The photograph depicts practical field research as a pursuit which requires hard and even physical work, while suggesting the sense of insecurity we feel in the light of the Anthropocene and the challenges it poses for humanity." More ...

Field work in the Tyrrhenian Sea #WorldOceanDay

Field work in the Tyrrhenian Sea #WorldOceanDay
Monitoring marine plankton requires data from satellites hundreds of kilometres above us - but samples also need to be taken directly on site. Picture: Luca Fiorani

Field work at Eqip Sermia glacier, West Greenland

Field work at Eqip Sermia glacier, West Greenland
Fieldcamp near the calving glacier, right next to the old cabin of the 1950s French expedition. Picture: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer

Artisanal gold labour in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Artisanal gold labour in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Day after day miners toil under precarious conditions to extract the rare natural materials and gold for our smartphones and computers. Picture: Gabriel Kamundala

16.05.2022
Kamituga | Digital Gold
SNSF Scientific Image Competition: This picture is one of the 344 submitted works in 2022.

Studying biodiversity from space

Studying biodiversity from space
Satellite and aerial images complement each other and provide information about functional diversity of forests, here at Laegern near Zurich. The different colors represent proxies for pigments and the water content in the canopy. Picture: Isabelle Helfenstein et al.

09.05.2022
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Bartang-Tal in Tadschikistan

Bartang-Tal in Tadschikistan
Traditionelles Wissen der Lokalbevölkerung trägt zum Naturschutz und zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung des Tals im tadschikischen Pamirgebirge bei. Bild: Norman Backhaus

25.04.2022
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Sahara dust covers the icefall of the Ischmeer glacier

Sahara dust covers the icefall of the Ischmeer glacier
Swiss and British cryosphere researchers recently met on Jungfraujoch and enjoyed stunning views of the surrounding glaciers. Picture: Andreas Vieli

11.04.2022
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Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland

Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland
En route to a target area as part of our ESA CHIME 2021 scientific airborne imaging campaign to provide calibration and validation measurements for future satellite missions. Picture: Andreas Hueni

04.04.2022
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Some lights never go out.

Some lights never go out
Servers at GIUZ, the electronic backbone of everyday research, teaching and administration. Picture: Patrick Marchi

28.03.2022
You don’t think at email, your private home space, to the shared group and data spaces, the GIUZ wikis, the department web sites, the roombooking tool, your project’s virtual server, network connectivity, the printers on your floor, authentication for ArcGIS online, your course’s disk space, the backup of your data, your measured data in the wild, your device lifecycle, available geodata, round the clock access to the course infrastructure, replacment laptop, your database server, forgotten adapter, custom designed data synchronization service, webmail access, preconfigured laptop, network security, mailing lists, your specialized geoserver, support and ticketing system, the latest meteodata, the jupyterhub server for your course, all the time.

Because we do.

Some lights are out? You need additional lights? We are happy to help, don’t hesitate to contact Jörg, Patrick, Roya or Thomi.

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Water splashes in the Triftbach River (Matter Valley, Valais)

Water splashes in the Triftbach River (Matter Valley, Valais)
#WorldWaterDay: Water is a key resource of the 21st century and an important link between mountain and lowland regions. Picture: Daniel Viviroli

Digital painting of a scene at Oeschinensee near Kandersteg

Digital painting of a scene at Oeschinensee near Kandersteg
In Geographic Information Science we make a lot of maps. In this work I combined the standardised colouring of land cover with landscape painting. Picture: Jingwen Zhang

07.03.2022

Shrinking glaciers in the Andes of Peru

Shrinking glaciers in the Andes of Peru
Shrinking glaciers are changing water resources worldwide: adaptations are urgently needed, both at the regional and global level! Picture: C. Huggel

28.02.2022
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Rhonegletscher

Rhonegletscher
Vom Rhonegletscher abgeschliffener Fels neben dem Gletschersee. Das abgeriebene Feinmaterial färbt den See milchig weiss. Bild: Rebecca Norton

21.02.2022

Campus Irchel im Abendrot

Campus Irchel im Abendrot
Magische Abendstimmung im Irchel Naturpark - ein aussergewöhnlicher Arbeitsplatz mitten in Zürich. Bild: Isabelle Wüest

14.02.2022
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Geochronologie lernen am "schönsten Fleck der Schweiz"?

Geochronologie lernen am "schönsten Fleck der Schweiz"?
Das ist möglich! Am Lai da Palpuogna in Graubünden. Die Anmeldung für die Summerschool 2022 ist bereits geöffnet! Bild: Thomas Keller

07.02.2022
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Learning in the forest

Learning in the forest
GIUZ students visit nearby forests to learn how soil interacts with plants and environmental factors. Picture: Avni Malhotra

31.01.2022
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Mobile shop in borough Stepantsminda, Kazbegi municipality, north-eastern Georgia

Mobile shop in borough Stepantsminda, Kazbegi municipality, north-eastern Georgia
Authentic food distribution approach helps to distribute everyday goods and agri food mostly to peripheral villages. Picture: Gvantsa Salukvadze

24.01.2022
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Andean landscape around Yuracmayo, Central Andes of Peru

Andean landscape around Yuracmayo, Central Andes of Peru
The Yuracmayo reservoir (4320 m asl.) is located in the Central Andes of Peru surrounded by a diverse landscape and provides water for the country's capital further downstream. Picture: Fabian Drenkhan

17.01.2022
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Getting the big picture of biodiversity

Getting the big picture of biodiversity
Satellites and other remote sensing tools offer new ways to study ecosystems – and maybe even save them.

Field work near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland

Field work near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland
We install a dGPS on an active rockglacier and enjoy marvellous views of the icebergs. Picture: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer

03.01.2022
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Explaining the geography of plantation agriculture in Southern Italy

Explaining the geography of plantation agriculture in Southern Italy
Project courtesy of Timothy Raeymaekers, Cantieri Meticci and mic-c.org

20.12.2021
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Feldarbeit im Davoser Wald

Feldarbeit im Davoser Wald
Mit Hilfe des terrestrischen Laserscannings erfassen wir eine Punktwolke und erhalten so eine 3D-Darstellung des Waldes. Bild: Jasmin Kesselring

13.12.2021
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Growing on rocks: Rendzina soil in Allgäuer Alps, Germany

Growing on the rocks
Rendzina is a shallow soil and common in the carbonate-rich parts of the Alps. The name is Polish and describes the sound of a plough hitting the solid rock. Picture: Marcus Schiedung

06.12.2021
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Where we come from

Where we come from
One earth - many worlds: Spotlights visualize nationalities of GIUZ staff members. More than 30 nations are represented. Map: Armand Kapaj using ESRI’s World Imagery (Firefly) basemap

29.11.2021
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Street-Food in Malaysia

Street-Food in Malaysia
Mit ihren Fertigkeiten stellen Strassenköche in Südostasien nicht nur frische Snacks her, sie sind auch eine Attraktion für Touristen und Touristinnen und Treffpunkte für die Lokalbevölkerung. Bild: Norman Backhaus

22.11.2021
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Verflochtene Fliesswege

Verflochtene Fliesswege
Der Findelbach im Vorfeld des Findelgletschers, Zermatt. Bild: Daniel Viviroli

15.11.2021
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