Research coordination

The UNESCO Engiadina Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve comprises three sub-areas: 1) the Swiss National Park (core zone, yellow), 2) the Biosfera Val Müstair Regional Nature Park (brown), and 3) the Engiadina conservation and development zone (green) (see map). Research in the entire area is coordinated by the Research Commission of the National Park (FOK-SNP) at the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Research area with three sub-areas
Research area with three sub-areasImage: SNP, 2017

Research coordination

The UNESCO Engiadina Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve comprises three sub-areas: 1) the Swiss National Park (core zone, yellow), 2) the Biosfera Val Müstair Regional Nature Park (brown), and 3) the Engiadina conservation and development zone (green) (see map). Research in the entire area is coordinated by the Research Commission of the National Park (FOK-SNP) at the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Submit research project
Would you like to carry out a research project? We look forward to receiving your project application, which we will be happy to review. Documents and forms for submitting and carrying out research in the UNESCO Engiadina Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve can be found below

  • Research in the National Park: Research activities in the National Park require a permit. The annual registration of all (new and ongoing) research projects, fieldwork, and surveys is obligatory.
  • Research in the conservation and development zone: To ensure logistical and content-related support, we recommend following the same procedure for projects in the conservation and development zone of the UNESCO Engiadina Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve (which lies outside the perimeter of the National Park).

Announcement of field research:
If your project is approved, you will be asked in March to announce your field research.

Submission of new projects

Research strategy:

Suggestions for research topics can be found in the research strategy (in German). If you have questions, please contact the management centre: (fok-snp@scnat.ch).