Earth and Environment

Environment - Sep 19

In the summer of 2022, one of Tyrol's largest glaciers recorded its largest mass loss ever. The Hintereisferner in the Ötztal valley reached its Glacier Loss Day (GLD) earlier than ever before. GLD serves as an indicator of a glacier's health over the course of the year, similar to how Earth Overshoot Day measures the Earth's resource consumption. A team of glacier researchers led by Annelies Voordendag at the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck is using state-of-the-art laser scanning techniques to determine GLD.

Earth Sciences

As part of an international deep-sea expedition, a team of researchers under the co-leadership of Innsbruck geologist Michael Strasser took the deepest samples ever obtained from the seafloor at a depth of more than 8000 meters in the Japan Trench in 2021. Large amounts of dissolved carbon and enormous methane reservoirs were discovered in the seafloor, the formation of which is favored by the strong earthquake activity there. The impact of processes in deep-sea trenches on the global carbon cycle has hardly been explored so far.

Environment - Aug 8

During a research cruise, an international research team led by marine biologist Monika Bright of the University of Vienna discovered a new ecosystem in the deep sea. This is located beneath the surface of hydrothermal vents of a well-studied underwater volcano on the East Pacific Ridge off Central America. Monika Bright led the groundbreaking 30-day expedition aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute research vessel Falkor (too) and was accompanied by an international team of scientists from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Costa Rica and Slovenia.

Environment - Aug 8

By Falko Schoklitsch - Based on the vanillin made usable for electricity storage in 2020, an AI-optimised prototype of an environmentally friendly electricity storage system is now being developed in an international project.

Environment - Sep 7

By Philipp Jarke und Falko Schoklitsch How can we deal with droughts and floods? To what extent are we ourselves to blame? An interview with Daniela Fuchs-Hanusch from the Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering at TU Graz.

Currently 32 jobs in fields Environment, Earth Sciences, Paleontology.
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Innovation - 22.09
Technician (m/w/d) for Sustainable Planning and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Austrian Institute of Technology, Wien
Innovation - 20.09
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Environment - 15.09
UniversitätsassistentIn - Dissertationsstelle Universität Innsbruck
Environment - 05.09
Techniker*in (20 WStd., Ers.Kr.) Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Environment - 23.08
Senior Lead Research Engineer (m/w/d) Flexibility und Business Models Austrian Institute of Technology, Wien
Environment - 09.08
PhD Thesis Austrian Institute of Technology, Wien