6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano 2008

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PLENARY SESSION, Friday November 21st
Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano

14:15 - 14:30

Opening address

Manfred Thüring
President local organizing committee SGM 2008

14:30 - 15:00 The art of using weather radars for hydrology in the Alps

Urs Germann
MeteoSvizzera, Locarno

15:00 - 15:30 Simple models for complex hydrologic behavior: a challenge for basic research and engineering

James Kirchner
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

15:30 - 16:00 Annual opening and closing of alpine valleys

Simon Löw
Engineering Geology, Geological Institute, ETH-Zürich

16:00 coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 Oil supply - peak or not peak?

Gérard Stampfli
Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, University of Lausanne

17:00 - 17:30 Natural hazard prevention - current challenges for research and development in geosciences

Hans Peter Willi
Hazard Prevention Division, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

17:30 - 18:00 Platform Geosciences
Paul Niggli Medal
Helmut Weissert
Daniele Biaggi
Christoph Heinrich
18:00 Break
18:30 - 19:00 Research in Geosciences in Switzerland - boundary conditions for the coming years

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio
State Secretary for Education and Research

19:00 Swiss Geosciences Party