News

The latest developments from the world of natural sciences in Switzerland as news, publications and events.


Foreyia maxkuhni
  • 09.01.2018
  • SSS
  • Press release

A 240 million years old bizarre fish, species of the year 2018 of the SSS

As for current species, new fossil species are described each year by scientists. In 2017, researchers working in a Swiss institution described a total of 138 new species. And eight of them are extinct species! Of these, the SSS elected Foreyia maxkuhni species of the year 2018.

  • Publications

National Climate Observing System
  • 2018

National Climate Observing System

Global Climate Observing System – GCOS Switzerland
EASAC Negative Emission Technologies report
  • 2018

“2-degree target” of the Paris Climate Agreement: increased efforts to achieve it are imperative

The objective of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 is clear: to limit global warming to well below 2° C compared with pre-industrial values in order to prevent uncontrollable consequences of climate change. Since CO2 contributes significantly to warming, the so-called negative emission technologies were so far attributed a great importance in the reduction of greenhouse gases. These technologies include, among others, afforestation, carbon-friendly agriculture or direct air capture with carbon storage.
IBS 2018/128
  • 2018

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 128

Wie gut funktionieren Amphibientunnel und -leitsysteme?
SonSCH 2018 - l'Educateur 1/2018
  • 2018

Science on Stage 2018: Participez!

Vous avez une expérience que vous aimeriez partager avec des collègues? Vous cherchez de nouvelles idées pour vos cours de sciences? Participez à une des activités Science on Stage Switzerland en 2018.
EEA Report 15/2017
  • 2017

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe

Enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices. The report assesses current practices and level of know-how, and highlights emerging innovative tools national, regional and local authorities are using to tackle the impacts of weather- and climate-related hazards.
No-Billag-Initiative – Konsequenzen für die Wissenschaft
  • 2018

No-Billag-Initiative – Konsequenzen für die Wissenschaft

Eine Annahme der No-Billag-Initiative hätte weitreichende Folgen für die gesamte Gesellschaft, auch für die Wissenschaft. Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz haben in Zusammenarbeit mit Medien-ExpertInnen die 5 wichtigsten Konsequenzen für die Wissenschaft zusammengefasst.

  • Events

2017
Sep 8
2018
Feb 25
2018
Feb 25
  • excursion

Spuren im Schnee

2018
Feb 4
2018
Feb 25
  • Guided Tour

Tierische Spurensuche