3 July 2019

e-learning: From historical climate data to hazard maps

Stefan Brönnimann from the PALAEO-RA project of the Institute of Geography ( has released an e-learning tool for weather reconstructions. On, students and anyone interested can learn step-by-step how historical manuscript data can eventually lead to complex climate information such as hazard maps. The tool focuses on sources of uncertainty and the application of reanalysis data and other data products in a meaningful way. Data can be downloaded for analyses in statistical software and visualization tools. The sections Climate Data, Global Reanalyses and Downscaling and Applications each starts with a very short text and the video followed by 2–4 subsections, typically with an exercise.

In addition, introduction videos give a concise overview of each section:

Historical Climate Data,




Downscaling and Applications

25 October 2019

Adrien Mestrot

Research article by Adrien Mestrot selected for 'Emerging Investigator Series'

Adrien Mestrot and Lorenz Gfeller’s article on mercury mobility and methylmercury formation in contaminated floodplain soils (10.7892/boris.134393) was selected for the Emerging Investigator Series of the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.

20 November 2019

Presentation: «Should I trust my climate model? At least its energy balance?»

Doris Folini (ETH Zurich)
Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing
(14:15 – 15:15, seminar room 324, Mittelstrasse 43 / University Mittelstrasse)

21 November 2019

Master Presentation

  • Deborah Jutzi
    « ‹Alternative Food Networks› im Ernährungssystem der Stadt Bern: Sichtweisen dieser Netzwerke auf das Ernährungssystem Bern und ihr Beitrag zur Steigerung der Nachhaltigkeit in diesem System»
    (12:45 – 13:45, room 002, GIUB)

26 November 2019

Digital Margins: The struggles of The Netherlands to connect and include the final few

Koen Salemink (University of Groningen)
Berner Humangeographisches Kolloquium
(12:15 – 13:45, room 002, GIUB)

28 November 2019

Presentation: «Operationalizingland degradation neutrality for Switzerland»

Gudrun Schwilch (Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, CDE)
Forum Sustainability: Achieving Sustainable Land Use and Management in Switzerland?
Sustainable Land Management Group (GIUB) & CDE
(16:15 – 17:45, lecture hall 001, GIUB)

17 December 2019

Seminar: «East African climate and environmental dynamics at multiple time scales: insight from lake sediments»

Prof. Dr. Dirk Verschuren (Department of Biology, Ghent University, Belgium)
Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
(16:15, Erlachstrasse 9a T3, Seminar Room 1st floor)

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