Earthquakes can neither be accurately predicted nor prevented. Nevertheless, a lot can be learned about them. The Swiss Seismological Service provides a variety of basic materials to learn more about this natural phenomenon.
Of the approximately 60 employees at the SED, about 40 are active researchers. Their scientific findings form the basis for various information products.
Event analyses are closely linked with information about current research results. In the wake of larger or especially significant earthquakes, scientists at the SED further evaluate the collected data and make the knowledge gained available.
In order to personally provide a wide audience with knowledge about earthquakes, the SED regularly participates in information and education events, works closely together with the focusTerra museum, or opens its own doors to the public.
All the employees of the SED contribute to the wide range of communication activities. To make sure that we are all talking about the same thing, we seek a lively internal exchange of information. In addition to countless e-mails, regular meetings, and a few events, our internal newsletter – which is published monthly – plays a large role in this regard.