SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

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Science and policy division

The Science and Policy division comprises the correspondent platform with its expert committees (forums). The platform conducts dialogue with decision-makers in politics, administration, economy and society. It supports these stakeholders with scientific findings on important societal issues.

The forums develop scientifically sound information, advise in political discussions and provide experts. They contribute political and administrative concerns to research. In addition, they promote networking among scientists in the respective subject areas and coordinate cooperation with international commissions.

Karin Ammon (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Karin Ammon
Head of Science and Policy division

Phone +41 31 306 93 09‬


Platform Science and Policy

Karin Ammon
Head of Platform

Phone +41 31 306 93 29

Expert commissions

Daniela Pauli (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Swiss Biodiversity Forum

Daniela Pauli
Head of Forum

Phone +41 31 306 93 40

Franziska Oeschger (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Forum Genetic research

Franziska Oeschger
Head of Forum

Phone: +41 31 306 93 36

Filippo Lechthaler (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

ProClim - Forum for Climate and Global Change

Filippo Lechthaler
Head of Forum

Phone +41 31 306 93 51

Ursula Schüpbach (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks

Ursula Schüpbach
Head of Forum

Phone +41 31 306 93 45

Fabian Käser (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

Fabian Käser
Head of Commission

Phone: +41 31 306 93 49

Gabriela Wülser (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Steering Committee Sustainability Research

Gabriela Wülser
Head of Sustainability research

Phone: +41 31 306 93 28

Theres Paulsen (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net)

Theres Paulsen
Head of td-net

Phone: +41 31 306 93 60

Platzhalter grau

Research Committee of Swiss National Parc

Stefanie Gubler
Head of projects

Phone +41 31 306 93 46

Urs Neu Portrait

Energy commission

Urs Neu
Head of Commission

Phone: +41 31 306 93 52

Christoph Kull (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH)

Christoph Kull
Head of SKPH

Phone: +41 31 306 93 54


Dr. Karin Ammon
Platform Science and Policy (Platform SAP)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern