• Swiss National Park

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Switzerland’s National Park was created in 1909 through private initiatives. When the Confederation took over, it was officially created on 1 August 1914. The park was expanded ...

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  • Forest ecoregions

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the Forest Ecoregions. They differ in terms of climatic factors, forest vegetation and altitudinal vegetation belts. The southernmost tip of Ticino is considered t...

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  • Modelled altitudinal vegetation belts for 2085 with dry future climate

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    This map shows the altitudinal vegetation belts of forest vegetation in Switzerland for the period 2070-2099 assuming a dry future climate. The following altitudinal vegetation ...

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  • Map of the recent earthquakes (last 90 days) in and around Switzerland

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map of the earthquakes of the last 90 days shows the current seismic activity in Switzerland and the nearby regions recorded by the Swiss Seismological Service at the ETH Zu...

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  • Water temperature monitoring stations

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The data set represents the locations of the stations in the water temperature monitoring network of the Hydrology Department of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). I...

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  • Areas of storm damage caused by “Vivian” in 1990

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Federal government inventory of damage caused by “Vivian” in February 1990: database of areas of total damage in forests. Defined criteria and conditions: Area of total damage: ...

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  • Perimeters of existing spectral micro-zoning studies

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Perimeters for which a spectral seismic micro-zonation study is available with links to further information. The amplification of seismic waves through the local geology is mode...

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  • Emerald sites

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The Emerald Network is a Europeanwide network that seeks to protect endangered animal and plant species and natural habitats listed in the Bern Convention. To obtain Emerald sta...

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  • Map of past earthquakes in Switzerland and neighbouring regions

    Geography, Territory and environment

    ECOS09 is the earthquake catalogue of Switzerland and bordering regions. It integrates the following sources: - Macroseismic Earthquake Catalogue of Switzerland (MECOS 02) with ...

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  • Lothar” 1999 storm damage inventory

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The aim of the federal government’s “Lothar” storm damage inventory was to produce a complete and uniform database of total and partial damage to forests throughout Switzerland....

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  • Stations hydrological forecasts

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map provides an overview of stations forecasted by FEWS.

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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Cantons): Avalanches

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Hazard maps indicate the locations in Switzerland where settlements are threatened by floods, avalanches, landslides and fall processes. Currently, 98% of the area to be mapped ...

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  • Topographical catchment areas of Swiss waterbodies: Area outlets

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The "Area outlets" data set is part of the "Topographical catchment areas of Swiss waterbodies" geodata set. It consists of point objects that represent the area outlets for a p...

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  • National Ecological Network (REN), forest area

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The National Ecological Network (REN) was developed in close collaboration with cantonal authorities for the protec-tion of nature and landscapes. It issues a technical/sciencif...

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  • National Ecological Network REN, wetland site

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The National Ecological Network (REN) was developed in close collaboration with cantonal authorities for the protec-tion of nature and landscapes. It issues a technical/sciencif...

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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Communes): Floods

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Hazard maps indicate the locations in Switzerland where settlements are threatened by floods, avalanches, landslides and fall processes. Currently, 98% of the area to be mapped ...

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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Communes): Fall processes

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Hazard maps indicate the locations in Switzerland where settlements are threatened by floods, avalanches, landslides and fall processes. Currently, 98% of the area to be mapped ...

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  • Gauging stations for hydrological study areas

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Since 1957 the hydrology division of the FOEN has operated a network of hydrological study areas aimed at observing long-term changes in the water regime within Switzerland’s mo...

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  • Hydrological study areas

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Since 1957 the hydrology division of the FOEN has operated a network of hydrological study areas aimed at observing long-term changes in the water regime within Switzerland’s mo...

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  • Grayling population of national importance: distribution area

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The data on grayling populations of national im-portance includes four subproducts; the distribution area layer includes the sections of watercourses with 20 major grayling popu...

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