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Inventory of Swiss geosites

Research fields Margins, environment, landscapes
Geomorphology and landscape
Geomorphological landscapes and geo-tourism
Keywords Geoheritage
Funding Swiss Academy of Sciences (Scnat); Federal Office for the Environement (FOEN)
Duration March 2006 >
Website http://www.geosciences.scnat.ch/
Researchers Martin Simon (Scientific collaborator)
Regolini-Bissig Géraldine (Scientific collaborator)
Reynard Emmanuel (Scientific collaborator) [web] [email]
Scapozza Cristian (Scientific collaborator)

The Geographical Institute of Lausanne University participates to the revision of the Inventory of Swiss geosites. This inventory was carried out by the Working group for Swiss geotopes (Swiss Academy of Sciences, Scnat) between 1995 and 1998. 401 sites were selected. In 2006, the Working group initiated, with the financial support of the Federal Office for the Environement (FOEN) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (Scnat) a revision of the inventory. The revision has the objective to document the description of the sites and to complete the list of sites (and merge some geosites). The first step of the revision was completed in 2008 with the validation of a first list of 248 geosites (Berger et al., 2008). The second phase was conclued in March 2011 and the final list accounts 321 sites (Berger et al., 2011). The inventory is currently in a phase of publication.


Rapport intermédiaire (phase 1, avril 2008)
Rapport présentant les résultats de la première phase du projet.
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Rapport final (phase 2, mars 2011)
Rapport final du projet.
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