• Phase 2 Kick-off Meeting - January 2017
  • SCCER-SoE / NRP 70 PhD School in Leukerbad - October 2016
  • SCCER-SoE Annual Conference - September 2016
  • The ISC experiment in the spotlight - September 2016
  • Foreseen Trift Dam will benefit from FLEXSTOR - March 2016
  • First results of damage tests on brick walls - August 2016
  • First boreholes for the ISC Project at the Grimsel rock laboratory are drilled - October 2015
  • The Alps without glaciers: new helicopter ice penetration radar system successfully tested - April 2015
  • Construction of a new sediment transport measurement system in the Albula river by WSL - March 2015

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Swiss wish for a renewable energy future
Within the NRP 71 „Managing Energy Consumption“, a survey with nearly 8’300 participants conducted by the Institute of Political Science (University of Bern) shows that the Swiss population strongly supports the installation of additional renewable electricity plants in the future. In detail, nearly 80% advocate the construction of new large-scale hydropower plants, and almost 60% are in favor for using geothermal energy and small-scale hydropower. In Western Switzerland, the acceptance for geothermal power plants is higher compared to other parts of the country. Least desired are electricity imports and the construction of new nuclear and gas power plants. Find out more about the project and its results. April 2017

Newsletter "Putting knowledge into practice"
The fifth issue of our newsletter (in German and French) starts off by introducing the second phase of the SCCER-SoE, which started in January 2017. It continues by providing various insights into our pilot and demonstration projects about sediments in reservoirs, geothermal energy in Geneva, small hydropower, and the ISC experiment in the Grimsel rock lab. April 2017

Doris Leuthard praises geothermal energy
The association “Geothermie-Schweiz” had an in-depth talk with the President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard about the potentials of geothermal energy in Switzerland. Whereas Switzerland already has a leading role in the use of shallow geothermal energy, there is still a wide scope regarding the exploitation of deep geothermal energy. She sees a voting in favour of the Energy Strategy 2050 in May 2017 as an essential condition to further explore deep geothermal energy in Switzerland. Click here to read the interview in German, French, or Italian. February 2017

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EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, organized by the European Geosciences Union.

STK/VAW-Workshop on Dam Breach Analysis in Bern, organized by the Swiss Committee on Dams and the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology at ETH Zurich.

2nd International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels in Kyoto, organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) at Kyoto University and the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) at ETH Zurich.

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference in Birmensdorf at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.

SCCER School - Shaping the Energy Transition in Engelberg, organized by the eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER). Registration will start in May 2017.

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