The federal environmental authority. It is responsible for ensuring that natural resources are used sustainably, that the public is protected against natural hazards, and that the environment is protected from unacceptable adverse impacts.

91 datasets found

  • Bathing water quality

    Health, Territory and environment

    Messdaten von kantonalen Messstationen von E. coli und Enterokokken Bakterien als Indikatoren für die Qualität von schweizer Badegewässer.

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  • Daytime road traffic noise exposure

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the daytime 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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  • 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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  • Forest mix rate NFI

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    Information on the forest mix rate NFI is modelled using remote sensing methods. Based on swisstopo image strips and their spectral information, country-wide grid cells of 3 m x...

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  • Flood alert map for small catchments

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The FOEN also issues information when a sharp rise in small and medium-sized river levels is expected locally. In these cases, it is impossible to say precisely which rivers wil...

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  • Ramsar sites in Switzerland

    Geography, Territory and environment

    To protect wetlands, particularly because they are habitats for waterbirds and migratory birds, an international convention was signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Switzerland ratif...

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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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  • Distribution of ibex colonies

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    After being resettled in 1906, Alpine (Capra) ibex live in colonies of varying sizes throughout the Alpine region and in the Jura mountains. Because the growth of stocks in spec...

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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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  • Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Sites of National Importance - Shifti...

    Geography, Territory and environment

    There are currently 19 different amphibian species that live in Switzerland, and nearly all of them are included in the Red List of Threatened Species. The areas that contain we...

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  • Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Article 5 of the Federal Act of 1 July 1966 on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA) orders the Federal Council to compile inventories of sites of national impor...

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  • Crayfish plague – Findings in Switzerland

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    Proof of the crayfish plague in Switzerland: Geo-referenced locations of populations with test results. The most cataclysmic disease for the European species is the crayfish pla...

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  • Biogeographical regions of Switzerland (CH)

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The biogeographical regions of Switzerland (in 6 or 10 categories) were developed through a purely statistical classification process based on the Swiss flora maps of the CRSF a...

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  • Biosphere reserves

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Biosphere reserves are not only used to protect and preserve ecosystems, but also for environmental research, environmentally-friendly land use and environmental education. They...

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  • Map of seismic subsoil categories according to the standard SIA 261

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Subsoil classes are one of the parameter required to determine the earthquake loads on a structure according to the standard SIA 261. Standard SIA 261 defines six subsoilclasses...

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  • General situation of rivers and lakes

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The map shows the current Swissriver discharges and lake water levels compared with the monthly percentiles of the long term hourly averages (expressed in percentiles). The perc...

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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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  • Water availability in the soil (site water balance)

    Agriculture, forestry, Geography, Territory and environment

    The trees often have less water available during the vegetation period. •The water supply during the vegetation period is decisive for the growth and vitality of the forests. Th...

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