International Foundation of the High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG)

Fondation internationale des stations scientifiques à haute altitude de Jungfraujoch et du Gornergrat
Internationale Stiftung Hochalpine Forschungsstationen Jungfraujoch und Gornergrat (HFSJG)

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History

1930, Bern (Switzerland), by Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and UK, as Jungfraujoch Scientific Station, International Foundation -- Station scientifique du Jungfraujoch, fondation internationale, under supervision of Swiss Federal Council. Originated from 1894 concession given to the Jungfrau Railway Company, stipulating the building of an Observatory on the Jungfraujoch; and formation, 1922, of Swiss Jungfraujoch Commission. Commenced activities 4 July 1931.

Aims

Enable scientific research work to be carried out at altitudes above 3,500 m or which require an Alpine climate.

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Activities

Research work in solar astronomy, astrophysics, environmental research, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, geology, glaciology, medicine, meteorology and physics, at an altitude of 3,500 metres. Machine shop, laboratories, library.

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Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Geology
    • Mountains
  • Research, Standards
    • Laboratories
    • Surveying

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

F2852

Last News Received

2012
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