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SGmG Symposium und Exkursion „Der Schweizerische Nationalpark“ Juli 2014
SGmG Symposium und Exkursion „Der Schweizerische Nationalpark“ Juli 2014Image: Ch. Graf, WSL, 12.7.2014

At annual meetings, in combination with a field trip, ongoing research activities of its members are presented and current issues of a particular geomorphological interest are discussed. Considering the special interest of its members and in response to the present day problems and the science politics the Swiss Geomorphological Society emphasizes:

  • investigations related to the development and history of landscape
  • investigations on the nature and properties of Earth surface processes
  • geomorphological mapping

Scientific results are also used in an interdiciplinary context for:

  • environmental impact assessment
  • evaluation of land-use potentials in various environments
  • assessment of natural hazards
  • assessment of geomorphosites

Further activities of the society include:

  • promotion of young researchers (e.g. financial travel support to research congresses). For more details see >Promotion
  • public outreach activites (e.g. organisation of courses for teachers, preparation of teaching resources covering geomorphological topics)