Swiss Academies Factsheets

Swiss Academies Factsheet
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Swiss Academies Factsheet
Swiss Academies Factsheet

Scientific experts contribute to the publication series “Factsheets” of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Factsheets are short and concise presentations of a topic based on state-of-the-art research. They are designated for politics, administration, practice, education, media and further interested groups.

  • Publication series

Open Science in Switzerland: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 2019

Open Science in Switzerland: Opportunities and Challenges

This Factsheet contains recommendations to shape Open Access and Open Data so that they foster scientific progress and benefit society in Switzerland.
Cover Faktenblatt Sammlungen
  • 2019

Nationale Bedeutung naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen der Schweiz

Landwirtschaft, Umweltschutz, Verkehrsinfrastrukturen – viele Erkenntnisse stützen auf Wissen aus naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen. In der Schweiz lagern über 60 Millionen Objekte verteilt in allen Kantonen. Sie sind für die moderne Forschung jedoch kaum verwendbar, da sie lückenhaft bestimmt und klassifiziert und nur gerade 17 Prozent der Objektdaten digital erfasst sind. Der Erhalt von Expertenwissen und eine virtuelle Infrastruktur zur Vernetzung der Objektsammlungen und Datenbanken sind für die föderal organisierte Schweiz notwendig, um den Wissenschaftsplatz und Innovationsstandort nachhaltig zu stützen. Forschende planen eine koordinierte Strategie zum grösstmöglichen Nutzen für Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.
Titelbild Governance
  • 2018

Governance of regional development

Regional development is a mainstay of Swiss domestic policy, as evidenced by the federal government’s New
Regional Policy, regional nature parks, and more. But how do regional development processes really work? And how could they be more effectively supported?
Reverse emissions or influence solar radiation: Is “geoengineering” worthwhile, feasible and if so, at what price?
  • 2018

Reverse emissions or influence solar radiation: Is “geoengineering” worthwhile, feasible and if so, at what price?

The aim of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, if possible even 1.5 degrees Celsius. Various scenarios show that very great efforts are necessary to achieve these goals through emission reduction measures alone. This motivates the search for additional solutions. Technical interventions in the climate system, often referred to by collective terms such as “geoengineering” or “climate intervention”, are therefore discussed.
Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities
  • 2018

Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities

Outdoor recreational areas in the vicinity of cities buzz with activity, not only during the day, but also in the early mornings, late evenings, and even at night.
Factsheet «New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight»
  • 2018

New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight

Late blight continues to result in major losses and a considerable use of pesticides in potato farming. Research is under pressure to improve existing control strategies and develop new solutions. A combination of these approach- es could enable potato farming in Switzerland to generate greater yields and become more ecological.
Methods and tools for co-producing knowledge
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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences