How will navigation systems of the future make us smarter?
When we move through a city today, we often focus more on our smartphone screen than on the road while finding our way. Does this mean we’re losing the important ability to orientate ourselves? Put it to the test.
Predict floods better with the CrowdWater app
Water is of existential value to life. Data about water is also valuable – but often unavailable. The citizen science project CrowdWater lets you collect information about water quantity and condition anywhere in the world using just a smartphone app as your measuring instrument.
Exploring nature from a distance
High-resolution satellite and aerial imagery make it possible to observe and analyze changes in nature from air or space. Discover how remote sensing data helps to understand nature better.
Can our glaciers still be saved?
Switzerland is known for its stunning mountain peaks and glaciers, but these places are under threat. While it is normal for glaciers to grow and shrink over time, the fluctuations that are currently seen are not natural – they are caused by human-induced climate change.
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The UZH spin-off ExoLabs has developed an innovative approach, and based on satellite data, weather models and machine learning methods, we have reached a new milestone in snow mapping.
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