Int. Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat


Type of Structure: society / association
Regional Scope: continental in the area: Europe
Parent Organisations:
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1930 to present
Contact Address: Prof. em. Erwin O. Flückiger
Hochalpine Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat
Physikalisches Institut - Weltraumforschung und Planetologie
Universität Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 40 56 ; +41 (0) 31 631 40 52
FAX: +41 (0) 31 631 44 05
e-Mail: erwin.flueckiger(at)space.unibe.ch
URL: http://www.hfsjg.ch

holding an official function in HFSJG

General information and objectives

The Foundation is dedicated to providing the infrastructure and support for scientific research of international significance that must be carried out at an altitude of 3000-3500 meters above sea level or for which a high alpine climate and environment are necessary. The Research Station and Sphinx Laboratory at Jungfraujoch, together with the two astronomical observatories, Gornergrat South and Gornergrat North, are run for this purpose.

Scientists from universities, schools of technology, and research institutes of the member countries, and exceptionally from other countries, can carry out research in the laboratories and observatories provided by the Foundation. Administrative assistance and information are provided by the Foundation’s offices that are integrated in the University of Bern, Switzerland.

The following countries are part of the foundation:
Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland

For further details, link to the HFSJG Home Page

Last update: 10/18/10
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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