Activities and Events

Collection entomologique (coléoptères)
Bild: P. Wagneur, MHNG


The SSS supports the development of a Swiss Natural History Collections Network.

The Swiss Natural History Collections Network (SwissCollNet) develops a common vision for natural history collections in Switzerland.

The main goals of the initiative are to

  • promote the management and curation of natural history collections in Switzerland;
  • unify physical and virtual access to biodiversity and geodiversity information;
  • provide new, linked and open access to data associated with collections;
  • create a platform to encourage and supprot the scientific use of natural history collections.

Veranstaltungen, Meldungen

Colilodion schulzi
Ein Käfer mit Hasenohren, die Art des Jahres 2017 der SSS

Gegenwärtig sind weltweit etwa 1,5 Millionen Tier- und Pflanzenarten beschrieben worden, doch Experten schätzen, dass vielleicht 10- bis 100-mal so viele Arten existieren. Jedes Jahr werden tausende neue Arten entdeckt

Bild: Zi-Wei Yin

The Society annual meeting

One day (odd years) or two days (even years), usually in November.

This meeting includes seminars, talks, the SSS general assembly, workshop on methods or softwares...

Open to all, members or not!