• 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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Rapid growth in renewables worldwide
The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA highlighted many interesting facts during its 7th Assembly. In 2015, the increase of renewable electricity generation capacities was for the first time higher than the one of conventional capacities. Emerging and developing countries even overtook the OECD countries. New photovoltaic systems with an overall capacitiy of 70 gigawatt were installed, and 2016 brought the breakthrough for offshore wind turbines. Find out more about this big event and latest developments on the SFOE Blog and IRENA’s Twitter page. January 2017

#6 SCCER-SoE Blog
In our new blog post, the SCCER-SoE's program manager Ueli Wieland explains how geothermal probes used for heating can not only extract but also store energy for future use. Additionally, he provides examples of implemented and planned systems in Switzerland and Europe. The post is available in English, German, and French. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter & Co. and recommend our blog to interested people. December 2016

New issue of the SCCER-SoE newsletter
The leading motto of the fourth SCCER-SoE newsletter is "towards the future". It's available in German and French and tells you more about several hydropower and geo-energy projects of great importance for the future. In addition, it's worth reading until the end, where the SCCER-SoE reveals the focus areas of its second phase during the next four years. November 2016

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8th European Geothermal PhD Day in Bochum, organized by the International Geothermal Centre.

Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity in Davos, organized by the Swiss Seismological Service. Waiting list open until 27 January 2017.

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

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. Registration opens in February 2017.

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