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Monday 20. February 2017

Paper on the Matterhorn in The Cryosphere

A new paper on Quantifying irreversible movement in steep, fractured bedrock permafrost on Matterhorn (CH) by Samuel Weber, Jan Beutel, Jérome Faillettaz, Andreas Hasler, Michael Krautblatter and Andreas Vieli was...[more]

Wednesday 30. November 2016

Thermoelectric Energy Generation Experiment

Following the development of an energy harvesting system for the PermaSense wireless sensor nodes in a Master Thesis by Dominic Bernath we installed the first prototype devices for a field test in Jungfraujoch, CH at the...[more]

Tuesday 17. May 2016

Permasense in Press

A recent article from the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (one of the main Zurich newspaper) refers to Permasense. [more]

The PermaSense Consortium

PermaSense is a consortium of researchers and research projects bringing together different engineering and environmental research disciplines from several Swiss research institutions and companies. We develop, deploy and operate wireless sensing systems customized for long-term autonomous operation in high-mountain environments. Around this central element we develop concepts, methods and tools to investigate and to quantify the connection between climate, cryosphere (permafrost, glaciers, snow) and geomorphodynamics. Both the better understanding and the reliable observation of phenomena such as slope instability are of practical relevance and motivate close collaboration with public authorities. The long-term collaboration in this consortium develops solid interdisciplinary know-how, experience and networks in the participating institutions as well as in their national and international partners.

Competence in Outdoor Sensing

  • Wireless systems, low-latency data transmission
  • Customized sensors
  • Ruggedized equipment
  • Data management
  • Planning, installing, operating (years) large deployments