About Us


The Sonnblick Observatory is a remote measuring and research station within the Austrian Alps that was established in 1886. Highly motivated employees have helped the Sonnblick Observatory upgrade to a modern research site over the last century.

The Sonnblick Observatories’ research focus is based on global eco-system science with climate and environmental questions in particular. The Sonnblick Observatory is also open to research in different fields such as techniques and art.

The Sonnblilck Observatory makes a significant contribution to the important international measurement networks and measurement programs, which are increasingly coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). A special focus is currently placed on the WMO program GAW (Global Atmosphere Watch). More information about the networks can be found here.