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Heinz Gutscher, president of ProClim, opens the 18th Swiss Global Change Day #SGCD17
  • 2017
  • ProClim
  • conference report

18th Swiss Global Change Day - Meeting Report and Conference Documents

On 11 April 2017, the Swiss global change science community met for the 18th time on the annual Swiss Global Change Day. About 220 participants attended the event and 70 posters were exhibited. Distinguished researchers presented scientific highlights and the program provided enough time for discussions and networking. This went hand in hand with the key messages: Be a connector and a communicator. Also, ProClim followed that principles: For the first time there was a live reporting about the event on the Twitter channel of ProClim.
Horizons No. 112
  • 2017
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • magazine

At the end of life

Horizons is embracing impermanence and the inevitability of death. But when exactly does life end? How does our society deal with dying and death? And how much self-determination is there in a living will?

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Heinz Gutscher, president of ProClim, opens the 18th Swiss Global Change Day #SGCD17
  • 2017

18th Swiss Global Change Day - Meeting Report and Conference Documents

On 11 April 2017, the Swiss global change science community met for the 18th time on the annual Swiss Global Change Day. About 220 participants attended the event and 70 posters were exhibited. Distinguished researchers presented scientific highlights and the program provided enough time for discussions and networking. This went hand in hand with the key messages: Be a connector and a communicator. Also, ProClim followed that principles: For the first time there was a live reporting about the event on the Twitter channel of ProClim.
Urbane Agrikultur - Titelbild
  • 2017

Urbane Agrikultur - Impulse für eine nachhaltige Transformation von Stadt und Land

Bei der saguf-Jahrestagung 2016 wurden ausgehend von Praxisbeispielen die
Potenziale und Herausforderungenn urbaner Agrikultur für eine nachhaltige Transformation von Stadt und Land diskutiert.
EASAC Genome editing report
  • 2017

Targeted genome modification: recommendations for policy-making and science

New molecular biologic methods for targeted ge-nome modification in humans, plants, animals and microbes – so-called "genome editing" – are challenges for policy-making and science. A new report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) provides advice in this regard.
Report AlpWeek 2016
  • 2017

Report AlpWeek 2016

This report summarises the most important elements regarding the three topics of demography, culture and quality of life that were covered in the lectures and sessions. In conclusion there is a review of the results of AlpWeek 2016 and proposals for the future direction of the event.
SSS Newsletter 31
  • 2017

SSS Newsletter 31

Biology17 - SSS-Day 10 November 2017, Fribourg - SSS Species of the year
Gaudard A. et al. (2017): Utilisation thermique des eaux superficielles. Aqua & Gas 3, 44–49
  • 2017

Thermische Nutzung der Schweizer Gewässer ist sinnvoll

Die Schweizer Gewässer enthalten riesige Mengen an Wärmeenergie, die zum Heizen oder Kühlen genutzt werden könnten. Basierend auf zahlreichen Studien haben Wissenschaftler der Eawag die ökologischen Auswirkungen einer solchen Nutzung abgeschätzt.