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Innovative Teaching: Share Your Mountain Landscapes
Field measurements in the Palcacocha valley, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
The water is essential for people living downstream and the inhabitants of the Rio Santa Valley. Due to climate change the glaciers of the Cordillera Blanca are receding and with it a vital water resource.
SNSF Scientific Image Competition
Maya Chhettri, picture, is living alone and has to work everyday to maintain a living, her sons migrated and her husband died almost 20 years ago. The only help she gets is her allowance which is especially targeted for widowed women, she was lucky to know about that allowance thanks to her neighbours.
Sarah Speck: Ageing in the Global South: A case study on life in old age from Nepal PhD Thesis 2020
SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2018
Read more about Boris' fieldwork in the Swiss Polar Institute Blog.
Lernende der Fachklasse Grafik Luzern haben in einem Kooperationsprojekt mit dem GIUZ Fakten und Prognosen zum Klimawandel als populär verständliche Bilder inszeniert: Ausstellung in den Schaukästen des Geographischen Instituts, Gebäude 25, Stock H und online verfügbar.
|Mapping forest vegetation structure from the ground to the crown enables the study of interactions between tree stands, biodiversity and ecosystem functions. (Animation: Felix Morsdorf)|
GIUZ Blog: Fishing instruments from a helicopter
Exhibiton Kamituga | Digital Gold
Panel discussion 4.11.2022
as part of "Zurich meets Berlin" at Berlin Science Week 4.-8.11.2022
Researchers enjoy the fog bow as they prepare to make another water temperature measurement in the iceberg-filled fjord of Nordre Sermilik in southern Greenland (map). The work is part of the multidisciplinary Greenfjord project to determine how Greenlandic fjord ecosystems will be impacted as glaciers retreat onto land and icebergs disappear from coastal waters.
|Jakobshavn Isbrae, West Greenland is one of the fastest glaciers on Earth. Every year, it discharges more than 50 gigatonnes of ice to the ocean in the form of large icebergs. Video: Adrien Wehrlé|
In July 2022, a team of the Glaciology Group camped in front of this giant to deploy instruments at its surface. We were lucky enough to witness several large-scale calving events like the one in this video – shown here in triple speed.
This was one example of research input presented by a visiting scientist during the “Girls on Ice Switzerland” program: Gletschererlebnis nur für Mädchen
Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing
125 GIUZ Anniversary Blog: Intense days on the field course to Val Piora | GIUZ Blog: How does an education in Geography and Earth System Science matter for sustainability? | ESS 244 Earth System Science Field Course
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 ...
125 GIUZ Blog: The fluorescence of phytoplankton from 800 km above
GIUZ Blog: It’s all about logistics, perfect team work, heavy material and enough food
Kamituga | Digital Gold
SNSF Scientific Image Competition: This picture is one of the 344 submitted works in 2022.
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Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests with Remote Sensing (UZH News Release, 13.11.2017)