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Partnership Geoprevent – Geobrugg

Partnership Geoprevent – Geobrugg

The Swiss companies Geobrugg and Geoprevent proudly announce their strategic partnership. Geobrugg's high-tensile steel wire protection solutions and Geoprevent's alarm and monitoring systems are ideally matched in the field of natural hazards such as rockfall,...

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Geoprevent in Brazil

Geoprevent in Brazil

In cooperation with Geobrugg, our CEO Lorenz Meier and Head of Customer Solutions Gian Darms visited Brazil last week. They gave presentations on automated natural hazard monitoring systems for several mining companies in the Minera Gerais region. The Swiss delegation...

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Alarm on the mountain – article in science magazine

Alarm on the mountain – article in science magazine

The German science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft has published a comprehensive article on our monitoring system of Bis glacier at the Swiss village Randa. The article also describes the technologies applied to monitor the glacier and to detect ice and snow avalanches...

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Fancy a cool job? We are searching…

Fancy a cool job? We are searching…

...a senior system engineer (80-100%), an automation engineer (80%) and an office manager (50%)! Would you like to combine work in the office and the outdoors and solve real problems? Then find out more about our open positions! Senior System Engineer (80-100%) You...

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

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

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%)

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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