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The SCCER-SoE carries out innovative and sustainable research on the supply of electricity from hydropower and geo-energy in order to meet the challenges of the Energy Strategy 2050.

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Inauguration Bedretto Laboratory for Geosciences

Inauguration Bedretto Laboratory for Geosciences

On 18 May 2019, we will officially inaugurate the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences. For this occasion, we invite the interested public in the afternoon to visit the rock laboratory situated in the middle of the 5.2 kilometer long tunnel connecting the Ticino with the Furka railway tunnel. Detailed information about the event will follow in April. February 2019

Register now for the SCCER School #2!

Register now for the SCCER School #2!

The registration for the SCCER School #2 (11 to 14 June 2019, Flüeli-Ranft) is now open. For detailed information including the programme consider this PDF or visit the website. January 2019

Events

5.-8.3.2019

Third Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity in Davos, Switzerland, organized by the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zürich.

7.-12.4.2019

Session on induced/triggered seismicity at the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

9.-10.4.2019

3rd Hydrocarbon - Geothermal Technology Crossover Workshop (Making Geothermal Energy Profitable: from Subsurface Uncertainties to Viable Business Models) in Geneva, Switzerland.

18.5.2019

Inauguration of the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences. Detailed information will be published in April 2019.

11.-14.6.2019

SCCER School #2: Shaping the Energy Transition in Flüeli-Ranft, organized by the eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER).

11.-14.6.2019

European Geothermal Congress in The Hague, The Netherlands, organized by the European Geothermal Energy Council.

8.-12.9.2019

Workshop 3.1.E “Renewable Energy: Impacts on Mountain environments and people” at the International Mountain Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, organized by the University of Innsbruck.

Blog

#14 Hydropower and glacier retreat: what is at stake?

November 2018 - by Bettina Schaefli, Pedro Manso, Matthias Huss, and Daniel Farinotti

Most of Swiss hydropower is produced from rivers fed and thereby influenced by glacier water. These glaciers are continuously losing mass, with the positive effect of ensuring high water yields during hot summer months. But how much of the Swiss hydropower production relies on water released by glacier mass loss, i.e. on water that cannot be replenished by precipitation in the coming decades? A team of SCCER-SoE researchers has answered this question in a recent scientific publication.

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