News

Weisshorn hanging glacier: Monitoring at 4133 m a.s.l.

The hanging glacier on the north-eastern face of famous Weisshorn (4506 m a.s.l.) of Switzerland is now permanently monitored by our deformation camera. We installed the 42 megapixel camera with HDR option at the end of October 2018. The camera photographs the glacier...

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Bondo monitoring one year after the large rock avalanche

After the big rock avalanche at Pizzo Cengalo on August 23, 2017 and several subsequent, powerful debris flows, we expanded natural hazard monitoring in Bondo on behalf of the forestry and natural hazards office, canton Grisons. Since September 2017 (see news entry)...

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Web developer (50-80%)

As web developer, you are part of a small software team in charge of development of web applications that visualize measurement data, e.g. avalanches or landslides, and the status monitoring of our stations. One of your main tasks is to illustrate complex information...

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GEOSummit Switzerland 2018

GEOSummit 2018 took place in Berne from 5 - 7 June 2018 according to the motto "the digital living space". The congress brings together experts from geomatics and geoinformation and considers different groups in the field of geoinformation, technology and innovation...

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Geopraevent at EGU 2018 in Vienna

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) is Europe's leading geoscientific association and combines earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU General Assembly 2018 attracted over 15,000 participants from all over the world and took place in Vienna from 7 - 12 April....

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Geopraevent is Main Sponsor at ISSW 2018

The ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) is the largest snow and avalanche conference worldwide and takes place every two years in the US, Canada or Europe, alternately. The 22nd edition of the ISSW will be held from 7 to 12 October 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria....

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Power supply at freezing temperatures and in deep snow

  Our alarm and monitoring system are frequently located in very remote areas from where they observe avalanche slopes, unstable rock faces, glacial lakes or other areas at risk of natural hazards. System operation requires power for  measurement instruments and...

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More than 40 avalanches in 24 h on the way to Zermatt

On 4 January 2018, our avalanche detection system on the road to the Swiss tourist resort Zermatt counted more than 40 avalanches within 24 hours. Two avalanche radars continuously monitor the highly avalanche prone slopes called Lüegetli and Schusslobina from their...

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Monitoring of instabilities: HD-camera vs radar

The recently introduced surface deformation analysis by HD-camera was challenged last summer when a large part of the Trift glacier accelerated steadily and eventually collapsed on 10 September 2017 (News October). At the Weissmies monitoring station, the HD-camera...

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Radar system monitors Pizzo Cengalo, Bondo

On 23 August 2017, a large rockfall occurred at Pizzo Cengalo in the Bregaglia region at the Swiss-Italian Border. Around 3 million m³ of rock broke off the unstable North face of the mountain and formed a large debris flow that reached the riverside village of Bondo...

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Scientific article on ice avalanches at Eiger glacier

The article published in the journal Cold Regions Science and Technology describes the avalanche and glaciological situation at the hanging glacier on the Eiger west face in the Swiss Alps, the gateway to a major tourist destinations named Jungfraujoch. The historic...

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Electronics Engineer (80-100%)

As electronics engineer, you'll design, develop and test customized alarm and warning systems for gravitational natural hazards. You'll work independently on concrete solutions of various customer problems with frequent direct customer contact. You have a flair for...

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Geopraevent at RocExs 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

Geopraevent participated in the 6th Interdisciplinary workshop on rockfall protection from 22 – 24 May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. RocExs is the international network of rockfall experts and brings together scientists, engineers, practitioners, decision makers and...

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Automatic deformation analysis by novel camera

Our latest addition to monitoring technologies is the novel high-definition (HD) camera with increased sensitivity and a resolution of more than 40 megapixels. The high-quality images allow for deformation analysis of the monitored hazard zone, for example a glacier....

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Early Warning: Alarm or Warning System?

Climate change affects natural hazards and will cause more frequent and severe natural disasters in the future (SwissRe, 2014). Alpine regions are expected to face an increase in permafrost melting, floods, debris flows, rockfall and avalanches that can cause serious...

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Senior Sales Engineer (full-time, 100%)

As Senior Sales Engineer you will be responsible to win new customers as well as develop existing customer relationships. You will manage projects in close collaboration with our engineering teams from tender stage to implementation. Working closely with Marketing...

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Finding the optimal monitoring location

Monitoring moving objects and natural hazards remotely is becoming more and more frequent. Remote sensing technologies make it possible to monitor large areas from a distance and avoid sending people into a hazardous area. Radars – like for example Geopraevent’s...

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Avalanche radar on Gran Sasso, Abruzzo, Italy

Geopraevent installed an avalanche radar above the hotel Rigopiano on Gran Sasso in Southern Italy's Abruzzo region. The system monitors the avalanche area, detects potential follow-up avalanches and alerts rescue workers on site. Learn more about the avalanche radar...

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Marketing & Office Manager (20-40%)

As Marketing & Office Manager you will be responsible for all marketing initiatives and activities, actively support the CEO in business development and take over administrational work. This is a part-time position with a work load of 20-40%. The position is based...

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Radar solutions presented at ISSW 2016

Geopraevent attended the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW 16) in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA from October 3 to 7, 2016. Dr. Lorenz Meier, CEO of Geopraevent, presented the latest avalanche radar project from Zermatt. The presentation was very well received...

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Why electronic alarm and monitoring systems?

Why and when are electronic alarm and monitoring systems for natural hazards needed? The leading Swiss business newspaper Handelszeitung provided answers to this essential question in their edition on September 22, 2016. Geopraevent CEO Dr. Lorenz Meier explains why...

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