Subject Portals

Atlas of Switzerland

  freely accessible
Download link to the Interactive Atlas of Switzerland, which offers access to 250 current topics from society, economy, state and politics, international issues and 3D topography.

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

  freely accessible

The FOEN provides information on all environmental issues. Dossiers, enforcement aids, environmental reports and other publications can be obtained.

FOEN: Hydrologica data and forecasts

  freely accessible
The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) is the publisher of the “Hydrological data and forecasts” Web site. This portal provides current and past hydrological data on rivers, lakes and groundwater in Switzerland as well as forecasts and flood warnings.

GIUZ Geod Data Pool

only within LAN-UZH
The GIUZ geodata pool contains geodata from external data providers (usually national or cantonal agencies), which are of general interest to all geodata users at GIUZ. These geodata are obtained from these providers in the form of packages via a corresponding contract with these providers.

Swiss Federal Geoportal

  freely accessible
 Thematic geoportals and the map vieweroffer access to geographic information of the federal government.


GeoVITe offers browser-based, fast access to federal and cantonal geodata. The extensive range of data also includes Siegfried / Dufour maps as well as different time periods of the data.

Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland (HADES)

freely accessible
In the Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland HADES, there are freely accessible numerous evaluations, analyzes and maps on annual and seasonal precipitation, heavy precipitation, water balance, etc.

  freely accessible
The specialist portal searches via an interactive map for maps and literature on a variety of topics, time periods and regions of the world,  using a meta catalog in Swiss libraries and archives.


freely accessible
Via an interactive map, ETHorama enables access to digitized documents (images, articles, maps, etc.) that are directly related to Switzerland and are geographically linked to a specific location.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

  freely accessible
Maps, geodata and other publications on Switzerland can be obtained from swisstopo.


freely accessible
The Swiss Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology provides current measurement data and publications. In addition, ground station data from MeteoSwiss can be obtained via IDAweb.

Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network PERMOS

freely accessible
PERMOS systematically documents the condition and changes of permafrost in the Swiss Alps. Search for documents or data possible.

World Glacier Monitoring Service WGMS

freely accessible
The WGMS collects and publishes standardized glacier data worldwide. In addition, the WGMS maintains a library with subject-related books, magazines and reports.

Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology VAW

freely accessible
The VAW platform offers access to publications in the fields of glaciology, natural hazards, numerical modeling, hydropower and hydraulic engineering.

Glacier Monitoring Switzerland GLAMOS

freely accessible
Glacier Monitoring Switzerland (GLAMOS) systematically documents and monitors long-term glacier changes in the Swiss Alps.

Earth Resources Obsservation and Science (EROS) Center

freely accessible
EROS Science Center, operated by USGS, is focussing on Climate and Land Use Change. It maintains the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s land surface in existence, including tens of millions of satellite images (Landsat satellite programm with NASA). The center also provides remote sensing data and publishes related literature.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC

freely accessible
The "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" (IPCC) is an intergovernmental institution of the United Nations (UN). The specialist portal offers a repository for scientific reports and conference papers on the assessment of climate change.

National Snow & Ice Data Center NSICD

freely accessible
NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

World Climate Research Programme WCRP

freely accessible
The world climate research program coordinates global climate research and publishes several reports every year.

World Meteorological Organization WMO

freely accessible
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Both WMO and GCOS (Global Climate Observing System) publications can be obtained from the WMO-library.