Hail climate datasets

A selection of datasets from the project "Hail Climate Switzerland" is available for use in climate research and practice.

Potential distribution of the most common woody plants in Swiss forests

Where do ecologically valuable or rare tree species, such as oaks or yews, grow? The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has developed the first high-resolution online maps that can provide detailed answers to such questions for 56 woody species found in Swiss forests.

FORTE Future

Visualise long-term projections of Swiss forests with the FORTE Future app. Future distributions of habitat suitability and genetic mal-adaptation for various tree species are available.

Hydrological data and forecasts of the FOEN

The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) operates the “Hydrological data and forecasts” website. This portal provides current and past hydrological data on rivers, lakes and groundwater in Switzerland as well as forecasts and flood warnings.
Darstellung des Solarpotentials von Hausächern in Locarno. Die Farbe rot zeigt ein hohes Potential an, die Farben gelb udn orange ein mittleres sowie blau ein geringes Potential.

Solar energy: The solar potential of all roofs in Switzerland – a climate-related service

The interactive application shows users anywhere in Switzerland how well suited their building is for producing energy.


Visualise the current condition of Swiss forests with the FORTE app. Filter data by tree species or by area through an intuitive user interface to assess heat and drought induced stress and the consequences for forest health.

CH2018 datasets

A number of datasets of the CH2018 scenarios are available for use in impact research and practical applications. Find here detailed information about these datasets, instructions for data access, as well as terms and conditions

CH2018 web atlas

Based on your selection criteria, you are provided with a wide range of graphics and the associated data. Various climate parameters are available for measuring stations, regions, cantons or the whole of Switzerland.

Online tool Adaptation to climate change for municipalities

The tool can be used to evaluate the risks of climate change in one's own municipality. It also shows concrete recommendations for action and successful examples from other municipalities.
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Hydro-CH2018 datasets

A selection of datasets from the Hydro-CH2018 hydrologic scenarios is available for use in climate impact research and practice.
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Hydro-CH2018 web atlas

According to your selection criteria you get a wealth of graphics and the corresponding data. Available are future discharge data at different stations all over Switzerland.

HADES - Hydrologischer Atlas der Schweiz

Der Hydrologische Atlas der Schweiz (HADES) ist eine Plattform zum Thema Wasser. Im Rahmen von Hydro-CH2018 wurde die Plattform «Hydro-CH2018: Szenarien bis 2100» neu integriert.
Agrometeo - Forecast and risque assement for agriculture

Agrometeo - Forecast and risk assessments for agriculture

Agrometeo is a platform that gather information and decision support tools for guiding pesticide application in agriculture. It is based on a network of more than 150 weather stations that provide microclimatic inputs to various forecast models, which are used to predict the risks of disease and pest outbreaks.
Larvengänge des Buchdruckers

Simulated spread of the spruce bark beetle in Switzerland

Borkenkä presents current trends in bark beetle populations' distribution in Switzerland as well as the forecast spread of those populations up to the end of the year.
Verbreitungsgebiet der Buche in der Schweiz, erwartet bis 2080

PorTree – A portrait of Central European tree species for Switzerland

PorTree models the habitat suitability of major species of forest trees in Switzerland under the influence of climate change. It's a joint project run by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and WSL. – Information for forest management

The website provides key habitat information and presents the latest news on forest technology and silviculture, covering all the major forest themes.

TreeNet - The biological drought and tree growth indicator network

TreeNet is an international monitoring network that provides real-time information on how trees respond to drought.

WSL's Forests and Climate Change research programme

We provide knowledge and decision-making tools to help forest specialists better cope with forests adapting to climate change.

National Forest Inventory

Since 1983, the NFI continuously monitors the status of Swiss forests and the changes they have undergone. NFI surveys are carried out every nine years.


By leveraging synergies in Swiss forestry research, we are promoting collaborative efforts to gain a deeper understanding of the forest ecosystem.

Last modification 24.01.2020

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