After graduating in environmental physics and completing a PhD in glaciology Jürg Schweizer joined the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in 1990 – located at those times high up on the Weissfluhjoch. He still has fond memories of his one-year research stay in Canada (1995-1996). In the last 20 years he has made significant research contributions in snow mechanics, avalanche formation and forecasting, was responsible for the SLF’s educational courses for avalanche professionals, investigated numerous avalanche accidents and has been an expert witness in many court cases. Since 2011 he leads the research unit Snow Avalanche and Prevention, is the Head of SLF and a member of the Directorate of the Federal Research Institute WSL in Birmensdorf. Jürg Schweizer lectures at ETH Zurich and since 2013 is the President of the Cryospheric Sciences Division of European Geosciences Union (EGU).
Dr. Jürg Schweizer
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
7260 Davos Dorf
phone +41 81 417 01 64