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Completed Research Programmes

WSL’s Research Programmes

WSL develops, together with its partners in science, society and the economy, solutions for socially relevant questions, which have a strong focus on implementation and are oriented to practice. WSL’s approach is inter- and transdisciplinary. This often requires close collaboration across the boundaries of organisational units, which is why we set up Programmes (large projects) to work on interdisciplinary issues for a limited period.

Energy Change Impact
Energy Change Impact

The Swiss government plans to replace nuclear energy with alternative energy sources. This turnaround in energy policy will impact both the environment and society. The Research Program Energy Change Impact assesses the present and future potential of green energy sources and the risks entailed in their intensified use.

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Research programme Room for People and Nature
Spatial demands

The new WSL research programme Room for People and Nature is examining the future development of intensively exploited regions, and intends to formulate basic principles for managing them in a sustainable way. It is being established and implemented in close collaboration with practitioners.

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Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research Programme LWF
LWF

Swiss forests are exposed to changing environmental conditions. The consequences of air pollution and climate change on the forest are important questions which the Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research Programme LWF seeks to answer.

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Swiss National Forest Inventory NFI
National Forest Inventory NFI

What does the Swiss forest look like and how does it change over time? The Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) tries to answer these questions.

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Research Programme Forests and Climate Change
forests and climate change

Der Klimawandel stellt eine zentrale Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts dar. Auch auf den Wald könnte sich der Klimawandel einschneidend auswirken. Um diese Auswirkungen zu begrenzen und die Waldleistungen sicherzustellen, benötigen die Waldfachleute Grundlagenwissen und Entscheidungshilfen.

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RAMMS - RApid Mass Movement System
RAMMS

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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