The virtual institut Schneefernerhaus

Members of the Consortium

Ten leading German scientific institutes have come together at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus in a consortium agreement to conduct research on the highest level.

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Members of the Consortium

Deutscher Wetterdienst Projects / Research

German Aerospace Center Projects / Research

Helmholtz Zentrum Munich Projects / Research

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Projects / Research

Ludwig Maximilians University Munich Projects / Research

Max-Planck Society Projects / Research

TUM Technische Universität München Projects / Research

Federal Environment Agency Projects / Research

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Independent Research Partners

Research groups who are not members of the UFS consortium may also use the station. The research projects vary widely in terms of scale and timeline. The partners listed below are long-term tenants and carry out extensive research projects at the station.

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Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Federal Office for Radiation Protection

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

University of Cologne

Key Scientific Activities

The members of the consortium virtual institute Schneefernerhaus have organized their research activities in eight key scientific activities, each comprising several institutes.

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Satellite-based observation and early detection

Regional Climate and Atmosphere

Cosmic Radiation and Radioactivity


Environmental and high-altitude medicine

Global Atmosphere Watch

Biosphere and Geosphere

Cloud Dynamics