European Young Geomorphologists Meeting
In June 2023, the Young Geomorphologists of the Swiss, French and Italian Geomorphological Societies are organising a European meeting of young geomorphologists ! This event will take place from 9 to 11 June under the format of a small symposium followed by excursions through the landscapes of the Mont Blanc region.
International conference "Water" in Scuol (CH)
The International Conference "Water" will take place in Scuol from 15-16 June 2023.Image: M. Bolliger
36th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology - ICAM 2023
The ICAM 2023 Plenary Sessions will be held in a hybrid format from 19 to 23 June 2023 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Leiterin oder Leiter Forum Landschaft, Alpen, Pärke 80%
Für das Forum Landschaft, Alpen, Pärke sucht die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT) per sofort oder nach Vereinbarung eine Leiterin oder einen Leiter.Image: M. Bolliger
Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) Support for Research on Mountains and Mountain Regions in the Context of the Belmont Forum CRA Call.
The MRI, as a co-head of the Cluster of Cooperation (CLOC) CONÉCTATE A+, is offering funding and in-kind support to consortia conducting research on mountains and mountain regions in the context of climate, ecosystems, and health. The funding is available to research teams affiliated with CLOC CONÉCTATE A+ member institutions in Switzerland and certain countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, with eligibility determined by the location of the hosting institution of the main applicant. Consortia must include at least one eligible CLOC CONÉCTATE A+ member from Switzerland and one from a LAC country. The proposed research must include mountainous areas or explicitly address connections between lowlands and highlands to be considered for funding.
Announcement ProMontesPrize 2023
Award for research work on the future of the alpine cultural landscape
Young Academics Award 2024
Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps. Young academics play a crucial role in this, helping to shape the future of the Alps. The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention recognises this role by awarding outstanding master theses carried out on relevant Alpine topics. This biennial prize is regularly supported by the Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the Permanent Secretariat, and the Infopoints of the Alpine Convention and is carried out in collaboration with the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps, ISCAR.
Landschaftsqualität in Regionalen Naturpärken. Ergebnisse der Landschaftsbeobachtung Schweiz LABES
Die Landschaftsqualitäten der Regionalen Naturpärke wurden mithilfe des Instruments LABES untersucht. Dabei wurden sowohl physisch messbare Indikatoren wie auch die Wahrnehmung der Bevölkerung erhoben und mit der Gesamtschweiz und Referenzgemeinden verglichen.Image: WSL
Call for Applications: AlpPlan Summer Course 2023
“Mountains of Opportunities” Summer Course for Young Professionals and Students on Spatial Planning and Territorial Governance on the Fringe of Mountain Areas.Image: M. Bolliger
ESEH Conference 2023
The Institute of History and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research are proud to host the 12th Conference of the ESEH on 22.-26. August 2023 with the theme «Mountains and Plains: Past, present and future environmental and climatic entanglements». The conference is being held on behalf of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH). The FoLAP, FOK and ISCAR will organise two panels.Image: ESEH Conference
Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP)
House of Academies
The Forum sends out a newsletter at irregular intervals with interesting information on landscape, the Alps and parks. Interested? Please send us an e-mail.
Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP)
The Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP) is organizationally located at the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP). Here you can learn more.
Seed Money / Support of projects
You would like to launch a (research) project in the areas of landscape, alps and/or parks and need additional funding? Under the list below you will find existing funding opportunities in the FoLAP thematic areas for Switzerland. The list is incomplete and will therefore be continuously updated. We also draw your attention to current calls, especially within the FoLAP core themes, in our newsletter.
SCNAT's Sustainability Research Initiative focuses on sustainability and spatial development in its white paper:
The file landscape of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks offers an overview of current topics and discourses in the field of landscape. It contains scientific reports, fact sheets and publications from research centers, research-related institutions, internationally recognized bodies and federal offices. It is aimed at policy makers, the scientific community, landscape practitioners and the interested public: