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Here you can find relevant news about the Sonnblilck Observatory from time to time.
 

Sonnblick Association: After 20 years, Dr. Schausberger withdraws as chairman
Sonnblick Association: After 20 years, Dr. Schausberger withdraws as chairman

Last Friday, September 18th, 2020, the annual general meeting of the Sonnblick Association took place in the rooms of the International Salzburg Association, due to CoVid  with distance and a small number of visitors. In addition to items on the agenda, the withdrwal of Dr. Franz Schausberger as the 1st chairman of the Sonnblick Association takes center stage. Dr. Schausberger has been…

Internship Sonnblick Observatory
Internship Sonnblick Observatory

The Sonnblick Observatory offers the special opportunity to experience the daily routine of the unique research station located in 3.106 m above sea level in the Austrian Alpes in form of an internship. I was very honoured, when I was told that my application for the 14-day internship at the observatory was accepted. After the experience, I have to say that my expectations were far more then…

Batcorder at Sonnblick Observatory
Batcorder at Sonnblick Observatory

The densely crowded, upside down hibernate and drawing from the summer fat reserves is over. The first bats are already slowly leaving their caves and searching for insects. Since April 6th, 2019, the 'Waldbox' (forest box) incl. Batcorder (ultrasound detector) is ready to record the sounds of the bats. Karin Widerin from the Coordination Center for Bat Protection and Research in Austria…

ZAMG Annual Report
ZAMG Annual Report

The annual reports of the ZAMG should give a small insight into the comprehensive activities of the ZAMG. In addition to scientific results you will learn about the everyday life of meteorologists, climatologists and climatologists. Read interviews with cooperation partners and see which role the ZAMG plays in worldwide networks. The annual report (german/english) is available here: Annual…

Sonnblick Observatory l SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES 2019 l brochure
Sonnblick Observatory l SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES 2019 l brochure

Once a year our brochure "Sonnblick Observatorium. WISSENSCHAFTLICHE AKTIVITÄTEN/ Sonnblick Observatory. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES" is published. Freshly printed, this year wrapped in green, it offers an overview of the diverse projects and (scientific) activities 2019 at the Sonnblick Observatory.   The complex questions and research methods are…

Project ASBO 2019
Project ASBO 2019

ASBO stands for "Active Sonnblick Observatory/Aktives Sonnblick Observatorium" and is a development project of the ZAMG, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and runs from January to December 2019. ASBO 2019 is a follow-up project of ASBO 2018, supports the monitoring data processing at the Sonnblick Observatory and promotes the subject-specific…

ZAMG Annual Report 2018
ZAMG Annual Report 2018

The annual reports of the ZAMG gives a small insight into the comprehensive activities of the ZAMG. In addition to scientific results you will learn about the everyday life of meteorologists, climatologists and scientists. Read interviews with cooperation partners and see the extent role of the ZAMG in a worldwide expert network! You can get the annual report using the link:Annual Report ZAMG

Centennial Observing Stations: „Jahrhundert"-Wetterstationen, Sonnblick Observatory/Sonnblick Observatorium
Centennial Observing Stations: „Jahrhundert"-Wetterstationen, Sonnblick Observatory/Sonnblick Observatorium

The WMO recently named six Austrian weather observing stations as "Centennial Observing Stations", all being operated by the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG). Currently there exist about 120 sites worldwide with the label "Centennial Observing Stations". Such sites have very long, high-quality data series. Austria's data go back to 1762 being the…

Sonnblick Observatory l Webcam l Best of
Sonnblick Observatory l Webcam l Best of

Since 2012/13 high-resolution cameras for scientific purposes are used at the Sonnblick Observatory in collaboration with www.foto-webcam.eu. A nice by-product of these shots are fascinating combinations of nature and weather. We thank the webcam team for many years reliable service.  We have put together a few highlights:…

11 December l International Mountain Day
11 December l International Mountain Day

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December as “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world. At the…