Creato durante il congresso annuale della SSGm del 2009 a Olivone (TI), il gruppo dei Giovani Geomorfologi Svizzeri ha l’obiettivo di promuovere, migliorare e scambiare conoscenze geomorfologiche tra giovani ricercatori (studenti Bachelor, Master e di Dottorato, e Post Doc) che operano nel campo della geomorfologia o in campi vicini a essa (per es. pedologia, glaciologia, geologia del Quaternario, ecc.), sotto la lente dell’interdisciplinarietà.
Il gruppo dei Giovani Geomorfologi Svizzera è il promotore di una rete di contatti e dell’organizzazione di attività per giovani ricercatori in geomorfologia. Degli scambi con le società gemelle di altri paesi alpini sono anche previsti. Queste attività sono concepite come una piattaforma di discussione informale, sotto forma di escursioni, incontri scientifici o momenti più ludici. Un ulteriore obiettivo importante è quello di scoprire e far scoprire la diversità geomorfologica della Svizzera.
Committee (from left to right)
The 2017 Young Geomorphologist’s excursion (02/09/2017) took place in the Mattertal between Herbriggen and Randa in the Valais canton. The aim of the excursion was to visit, identify and discuss both the main sediment sources in the upper parts of the torrential catchments, and the mitigation measures and infrastructures concerning debris flow hazards in the valley bottom. The group composed by seven participants visited in the morning the channels of the Grosse Grabe and the Bielzug catchments, as well as the protection infrastructures near Herbriggen. Then in afternoon the group moved to Randa up to the Hangebrücke to observe the whole catchment area of the Dorfbach torrent, and especially the chaine of sediment transfer processes characterizing the Grabengufer area. For detailed information and pictures see the report.
The 2016 Young Geomorphologist's activity (1./2.10.2016) took place in the region of Les Diablerets / Sanetsch around the cantonal borders of Bern, Vaud and Vallais. Organized and conducted by Mario Kummert of the physical geography group of the university of Fribourg, eight students and alumni of different parts of switzerland explored a high alpine landscape. After an introduction about the regional geology, the group crossed the Tsanfleuron glacier. During the second day lateglacial glacier retreat and associated dynamic landforms, such as hummocky moraines, dropstones and deposits from an ice-dammed lake at various stops were seen and discussed with the participants. For detailed information and pictures see the attached report.
The Young Geomorphologist's activity 2015 was organized by the Geomorphology and Risk group of the Universty of Berne to the Gelmersee & Triftgebiet (BE) from October 8-9, 2015. They visited the Gelmersee where the were introduced to the geology of the Grimsel region. After an underground visit of the Grimsel reservoir the 15 participants learned more about the current research on debris-flow activies in the Spreitloui near Guttannen. The second day was spent in the Trift region, discussing glacier retreat, geomorphological and geological aspects and in terms of futur hydropower projects in the area, also social and economic topics.
The excursion organized by the Young Geomorphologists to Grindelwald in the framework of the EGEA Western Regional Congress 2014 took place on May 5, 2014. 21 participants from Switzerland and abroad were informed about geomorphological processes, natural hazards and adaption strategies of an alpine community.
The Second Meeting of the Young Swiss Geomorphologists took place from 14 to 16 September 2012 in the region of the project Parc Adula (Ticino/Grisons).
The First Meeting of the Young Swiss Geomorphologists was held from 10 to 12 September 2010 in the region of the Regional Natural Park (NRP) Pfyn-Finges (central Valais). During these 3 days, the integrative tool of land management that is a NRP, regional history, landscape management and natural hazards were discussed with local experts. Field trips focused on the periglacial and glacial forms in the wild Turtmann valley, as well as on the torrential system of Illgraben.