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Research

How WSL research is contributing to the energy transition

The Swiss authorities have decided to phase out nuclear energy, with the idea being that alternative energy sources will fill the gap. However, the implications of this move are still unclear. Against this backdrop, the WSL is investigating what impact the energy transition could have on the environment and society.

Better rockfall protection through research

Better rockfall protection through research

The WSL is conducting research into the processes involved in rockfalls, at the Walensee test facility, in laboratories, in open country and using a new computer model. The aims are to improve rockfall risk assessments and enhance existing rockfall protection systems.

Soil protection

Soil protection

Soils fulfill various functions. As a consequence of land cultivation and of the emission of harmful substances from various sources, the soil functions are endangered. In the research topic “soil protection” the main threats and their effects on the soil functions and hence on soil fertility are investigated.

RAMMS - RApid Mass Movement System

RAMMS - RApid Mass Movement System

Avalanches, debris flows and rockfalls are everyday occurrences in the mountains. RAMMS is a software package that allows these natural hazard processes to be evaluated and facilitates an assessment of the influences of protective measures.

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