The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is an independent network and specialist organisation in the domain of education, research and innovation. It raises public awareness of the natural sciences as a central pillar of Switzerland's cultural and economic development. The approximately 35,000 experts of the SCNAT network are committed to a sustainable society and science, primarily through services provided by reserves.
Specific platforms and their scientific bodies deal with topics that are important to social and science policy. The platforms also unite the specialist societies of the various scientific disciplines as well as the Cantonal and Regional societies under their umbrella. The specialist societies and natural science societies are members of SCNAT.