Himalayan ice beauty
Analysing morphological evolution of ice cliff and supraglacial channels using a drone and a laser scan on Satopanth Glacier, Indian Himalaya (Swiss Polar Institute Blog, 23.11.2022)
Erschreckend schöne Bilder
Lernende der Fachklasse Grafik Luzern haben in einem Kooperationsprojekt mit dem GIUZ Fakten und Prognosen zum Klimawandel als populär verständliche Bilder inszeniert: Ausstellung in den Schaukästen des Geographischen Instituts, Gebäude 25, Stock H und online verfügbar.
3D animation of image-based drone data of the forest directly above the Campus Irchel
|Mapping forest vegetation structure from the ground to the crown enables the study of interactions between tree stands, biodiversity and ecosystem functions. (Animation: Felix Morsdorf)|
Rockglacier Val da l’Acqua
Fieldwork on Greenlands fastest glacier
GIUZ Blog: Fishing instruments from a helicopter
3D model of a small gold mine in Kamituga
The cultural landscape in Truso Valley, Georgia
Field work at the ice-ocean boundary in southern Greenland
Researchers enjoy the fog bow as they prepare to make another water temperature measurement in the iceberg-filled fjord of Nordre Sermilik in southern Greenland (map). The work is part of the multidisciplinary Greenfjord project to determine how Greenlandic fjord ecosystems will be impacted as glaciers retreat onto land and icebergs disappear from coastal waters.
Never stop playing – hydrology is fun!
A cathedral of ice, more than 200 meters high, is raised and immediately destroyed
|Jakobshavn Isbrae, West Greenland is one of the fastest glaciers on Earth. Every year, it discharges more than 50 gigatonnes of ice to the ocean in the form of large icebergs. Video: Adrien Wehrlé|
In July 2022, a team of the Glaciology Group camped in front of this giant to deploy instruments at its surface. We were lucky enough to witness several large-scale calving events like the one in this video – shown here in triple speed.
Geographiestudierende auf einer Exkursion im Unterengadin
Findelgletscher seen from space
Calibrating the new spectrometer at Laegern tower
Tropical beauty: Bromeliads growing in front of the Veronica glacier, Central Andes, Southern Peru
Field work in Val Piora, Ticino, during an excursion for Earth System Science students
125 GIUZ Anniversary Blog: Intense days on the field course to Val Piora | GIUZ Blog: How does an education in Geography and Earth System Science matter for sustainability? | ESS 244 Earth System Science Field Course
Rainfall simulation in the Alps
The picture won a distinction in the 2019 Scientific Image Competition of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Comments of the jury: "(...) The viewer is surprised by an apparently surreal situation: artificial rain created high up in the mountains. The photograph depicts practical field research as a pursuit which requires hard and even physical work, while suggesting the sense of insecurity we feel in the light of the Anthropocene and the challenges it poses for humanity." More ...
Field work in the Tyrrhenian Sea #WorldOceanDay
125 GIUZ Blog: The fluorescence of phytoplankton from 800 km above
Field work at Eqip Sermia glacier, West Greenland
GIUZ Blog: It’s all about logistics, perfect team work, heavy material and enough food
Artisanal gold labour in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Studying biodiversity from space
Bartang-Tal in Tadschikistan
Sahara dust covers the icefall of the Ischmeer glacier
Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland
Some lights never go out.
You don’t think at email, your private home space, to the shared group and data spaces, the GIUZ wikis, the department web sites, the roombooking tool, your project’s virtual server, network connectivity, the printers on your floor, authentication for ArcGIS online, your course’s disk space, the backup of your data, your measured data in the wild, your device lifecycle, available geodata, round the clock access to the course infrastructure, replacment laptop, your database server, forgotten adapter, custom designed data synchronization service, webmail access, preconfigured laptop, network security, mailing lists, your specialized geoserver, support and ticketing system, the latest meteodata, the jupyterhub server for your course, all the time.
Because we do.
Some lights are out? You need additional lights? We are happy to help, don’t hesitate to contact Jörg, Patrick, Roya or Thomi.
Water splashes in the Triftbach River (Matter Valley, Valais)
Digital painting of a scene at Oeschinensee near Kandersteg
Shrinking glaciers in the Andes of Peru
Campus Irchel im Abendrot
Geochronologie lernen am "schönsten Fleck der Schweiz"?
Learning in the forest
Mobile shop in borough Stepantsminda, Kazbegi municipality, north-eastern Georgia
Andean landscape around Yuracmayo, Central Andes of Peru
Getting the big picture of biodiversity
Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests with Remote Sensing (UZH News Release, 13.11.2017)
Field work near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland
Explaining the geography of plantation agriculture in Southern Italy
Feldarbeit im Davoser Wald
Growing on rocks: Rendzina soil in Allgäuer Alps, Germany
Where we come from
Street-Food in Malaysia