Infrastructures and networks

SCNAT identifies and evaluates scientific trends. It is committed to maintaining existing research infrastructures and creating new ones. It coordinates the operation of federal observation systems and publishes the data collected. It supports the preservation and cataloguing of archives and inventories.

Engagements of SCNAT

CMS particle physics detector on the  Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Roadmaps for research infrastructures

On behalf of the Federal Government, SCNAT draws up the bases for deciding on the funding of financially intensive research facilities.

Monitoring networks of the cryosphere

In Switzerland, various monitoring programmes record the changes in snow cover, glaciers and permafrost.

Scientific collections

Collections in museums and universities are to be processed, digitised and made available to researchers.