Research

The Mobiliar Lab principally investigates the processes involved in the formation of hail, storm, floods and mass movements. The research area is limited to Switzerland. The Lab is located at the interface between Science and Practice and is aiming to produce results that have a high relevance for the general public.

Practice-oriented scientific findings that are ready for implementation shall be developed. In the medium term the Mobiliar Lab is aiming to develop model chains that enable a thorough rendering of the processes from the atmosphere to potentially destructive events to the affected areas and damage events. All steps should have a high spatial resolution. The individual research projects are the links of the chain.

The Mobiliar Lab operates in applied scientific projects as well as in implementation projects. Thematically associated questions are combined in inter- and transdisciplinary projects on high water (floods). These include the projects “Damage Simulator” and “M-AARE”. The Mobiliar Lab is linked to the Mobiliar-Chair for climate change impact research in the alpine region. The main subject of this chair is the spatial distribution and the extent of weather extremes in Switzerland and their long-term variability.