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Why the Swiss are experts at predicting avalanches

17 Jan 2018, swissInfo.ch

‘Managing avalanche danger’ is the focus of last year’s joint application by Switzerland and Austria for Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage status. For their bid, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture insists that a “large and informal body of knowledge” on avalanches has passed on down through the generations.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405

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