The Experts

Dr. sc. nat ETH Felix Keller

Felix Keller has been working as a glaciologist on the topics of permafrost, glaciers and lake ice since 1985. Soon, he also became interested in specialized didactics in the environmental field and received a lectureship for environmental didactics at ETH Zurich in 2005. Since 2015, he has been working on securing glacier masses with meltwater recycling, which could secure the existential water supply for large parts of the population in dry mountain regions in the Himalayas and the Andes.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Oerlemans

Prof. Dr. h.c. Johannes Oerlemans studied geophysics and mathematics at the University of Utrecht (NL),
and received his doctorate summa cum laude in 1980 on "Some Model Studies on the Ice Age Problem".
For many years he was the head of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research IMAU and built up a research group that used various methods (field work, remote sensing, computer models) to investigate the relationship between climate change, sea level and glacier fluctuations. Since 1995 he has been working on the Morteratsch glacier and organizes an annual summer school for glaciologists, for which the International Society of Glaciology awarded him the "Richardson Medal" in 2019.

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. ETH Martin Hoelzle

Martin Hoelzle is Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change (OcCC) of the Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), scientific advisor of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and former president of the Swiss Society for Snow, Ice and Permafrost.
For more than 25 years he has been developing modern, strongly interdisciplinary strategies for monitoring the alpine cryosphere and has extensive knowledge of the complex process chains in the high mountains.

University Partnerships

Academia Engiadina (CH)

Center for Applied Glaciology (ZAG)

The joint project of the Academia Engiadina and the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden ZAG specializes in glacier maintenance, climate adaptation in winter tourism (lake ice, artificial snowmaking, construction and planning in the alpine region, permafrost, glacier monitoring) and in experience-oriented offer innovation in tourism. First and foremost, the center is oriented towards the extraordinary natural conditions in Graubünden (proximity of the Morteratsch glacier, Upper Engadine lakes, winter tourism, alpine region) and thus contributes to the implementation of Graubünden's research strategy.

Universität Utrecht (NL)

 

Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU)

The mission of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) is to contribute to basic research on oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere. This knowledge is used in studies on climate change and the possible effects on mankind.

Hochschule Luzern (CH)

 

Institut für Maschinen- und Energietechnik, Bauingenieurwesen

Die Hochschule Luzern – Technik & Architektur…

… bietet ein erstklassiges, praxisorientiertes und flexibles Ingenieur-Studium mit klarer inhaltlicher Ausrichtung.

… betreibt erfolgreich Forschung und Entwicklung auf hohem Niveau und ist ein attraktiver Partner für ihre Kunden.

… versteht sich als Team, das Kunden begeistert, gemeinsam die Zukunft gestaltet und ein attraktiver Arbeitgeber in Bildung und Forschung ist.

 

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (CH)

 

Institute for Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Mit dem Leitsatz: „Experiment und Simulation für Innovation“ liegen die Kompetenzen des Institutes in «Thermal Systems Engineering», Strömungs- und Verbrennungsvorgänge, Multiphysics in Herstellungs- und Betriebsprozessen. 

The Institute of Thermo and Fluid Engineering works as a competent and innovative team with a lot of industrial and management experience together in teaching and research.

University of Applied Sciences Graubünden (CH)

 

Center for Applied Glaciology (ZAG)

The ZAG, which is jointly run by Academia Engiadina and the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, specializes in glacier management, climate adaptation in winter tourism (lake ice, artificial snowmaking, construction and planning in the Alpine region, permafrost, glacier monitoring) and experience-oriented innovation of offers in tourism. First and foremost, the center is oriented towards the extraordinary natural conditions in Graubünden (proximity of the Morteratsch glacier, Upper Engadine lakes, winter tourism, alpine region) and thus contributes to the implementation of Graubünden's research strategy.

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