Board member

Jürg Schweizer studied environmental physics at the ETH Zurich and received his doctorate in glaciology in 1989. He started his career as a research associate at the SLF and continued his research as a Research Fellow at the University of Calgary. In 2006 he became head of the former research group “Formation of Alpine Natural Hazards”. Since 2011 he has been head of the research unit “Avalanches and Prevention”. He is also head of the SLF and a member of the directorate of the Federal Research Institute WSL in Birmensdorf. From 2013 to 2017 he was President of the Cryospheric Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cold Regions Science and Technology.

Prof. Dr. Jürg Schweizer
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
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