The Rhône Glacier is located in the Swiss Alps (Valais) and is known for being the source of the Rhône river, the primary tributary of Lake Léman (the largest lake in Switzerland). This glacier is a perfect example of the ongoing impacts of climate change in the Alps. Increasing temperatures are gradually melting the ice […]
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 […]
Switzerland is currently knowing one of its most important drought of the last 40 years. Prolonged heat and dryness conditions during late spring, summer, and early autumn of 2018 has led to drought in most European countries (see). Different lakes in Switzerland are suffering from water shortages and their water levels are declining. This is […]
The Swiss Data Cube team has recently received a grant to support Armenian colleagues from the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies (CENS) and the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP) of the National Academy of Sciences in developing the first version of an Armenian Data Cube. The project is entitled “ADC4SD: Armenian Data Cube for […]
We have received the good news that the project “SnowCover.CH: Monitoring Snow Cover changes over Switzerland using Earth Observations time-series” has been accepted. This project jointly lead by UNIGE/GRID (Dr. Gregory Giuliani) & UZH/RSL (Dr. David Small) is supported by the UNIGE-UZH Joint Seed Funding. Since mid-December 2017 the University of Zurich and the University of […]
The SDC team is pleased to announce that since June 10 the Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data archive is automatically updated every day to ensure that the latest Sentinel-2 A/B data are available in the Swiss Data Cube. We will soon also add a similar feature to the Landsat ARD archive.
Our team has successfully pre-processed and ingested the entire Sentinel-2 A/B archive for Switzerland. This corresponds to approximately 2400 images at 10m resolution covering the entire country for the last 2.5 years. Now, more than 2TB of Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data are available in the Swiss Data Cube and complement the already available 33 years […]
Today, we have executed the Snow Observations from Space (SOfS) algorithm that our team is currently developing on the newly ingested Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data. The result is the first Sentinel-2 Snow Cover Map of Switzerland. This allows to identify different areas ranging from no snow cover to permanent snow cover during the period April-August […]