• 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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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Cantons): 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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  • National Ecological Network REN, watercourses / lakes

    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, extensive agricultural area

    Geography, Territory and environment

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

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  • NAQUA-QUANT Monitoring sites (NAQUA National groundwater monitoring)

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Groundwater is the result of the percolation of rainfall and the infiltration of river water. Groundwater levels and spring discharges therefore respond – though possibly with a...

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  • Swiss National Park and parks of national importance (Perimeter)

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The dataset contains the protected area of the ‘Swiss National Park’, which is protected in accordance with the National Park Act of 19 December 1980 (SR454) as well as park pro...

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  • State of natural hazard mapping (Communes): Landslides

    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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  • FOEN basic monitoring network for surfaces water

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The data show the locations of the stations in the basic monitoring network of the Hydrology Division of the FOEN. It includes all stations currently listed on the FOEN’s home p...

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  • Nighttime railway noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the nighttime railway noise to which the population is exposed. The noise calculation is based on the real emissions of the year 2015. This emissions were calculat...

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  • Nighttime road traffic noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the nighttime road traffic noise to which the population is exposed. The data is based on area-wide model calculations (sonBASE). Switzerland's entire road network...

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  • Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands of National Importance (DGS)

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Dry grasslands are habitats with a wide variety of species that are marked by agricultural use. In accordance with the Federal Act on Protecting Nature and Cultural Heritage, th...

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  • Federal Inventory of Raised and Transition Bogs of National Importance

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Raised bogs are some of the most susceptible habitats in Switzerland and are in sharp decline. Today, between 10% and 20% of the original stocks still exist. The scientific inve...

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  • Federal Inventory of Reserves for Waterbirds and Migratory Birds of internati...

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Switzerland is especially important as a wintering and resting site for various migratory waterbirds. As a result, in 1974 the Federal Council signed a convention on watercourse...

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  • Federal Inventory of Swiss Game Reserves

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Swiss game reserves have existed since 1875. They were used to increase stocks of chamois, red deer, roe deer, and ibex (hoofed game), which had become scarce at the time due to...

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  • Modelled altitudinal vegetation belts for 1995

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    This map shows the altitudinal belts of forest vegetation in Switzerland for the period 1981-2010. The following altitudinal vegetation belts only occur in the southern valleys:...

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  • Mapping of Floodplains of National Importance

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    In order to give cantons the option of taking the protection of floodplains of probable national importance into their own hands as quickly as possible, the Swiss Agency for the...

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  • Altitudinal vegetation belts in Switzerland for 2085 with less dry future cli...

    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 less dry future climate. The following altitudinal vegeta...

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  • National Long-Term Surveillance of Swiss Rivers

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The National River Monitoring and Survey Programme (NADUF) tracks the concentrations of substances occurring in selected Swiss watercourses. NADUF, launched in 1972, is a projec...

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