Launch of the Atlas of Changing Switzerland

Today, for the 10th anniversary of the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva, we are launching an interactive atlas allowing anyone to explore different sites across Switzerland looking at how the landscape has changed over the last two-three decades. This can help visualising and understanding how environmental changes such as climate, natural hazards, land cover, … are modifying and affecting Switzerland.

We analysed Landsat and Sentinel-2 data, available in the Swiss Data Cube, to visually compare pairs of images showing for example that glaciers are receding, cities are growing, or droughts are affecting lakes.

The Atlas is accessible at: