LAINAT and GIN secretariats

The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) and the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) have joined forces in the Steering Committee on Intervention in Natural Hazards (LAINAT). Since 1 January 2018 the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo has also been a member of LAINAT. The LAINAT secretariat is affiliated to the FOEN. The secretariat for the Joint Information Platform for Natural Hazards (GIN) is attached to the LAINAT secretariat.


The LAINAT secretariat:

  • promotes preparation for extraordinary natural events
  • coordinates mandates arising from the Federal Council resolution on the "Optimisation of Warning and Alerting" (OWARNA)
  • manages projects on hazard preparation, warning and alerting
  • further develops warnings and their requirements
  • steers and advises on the implementation of strategic issues in the field of warning systems, warning interfaces and distribution channels

The GIN secretariat:

  • is responsible for the operation and further development of the Joint Information Platform for Natural Hazards (GIN)
  • hosts the website
  • co-ordinates the co-operation between the relevant technical services
  • is responsible for contact with the users of the platform and provides training in its use


Christophe Lienert

Christophe Lienert
 Managing Director LAINAT
Responsibilities: Manager LAINAT secretariat and projects, networking
Tel: +41 58 469 88 42

Franziska Angly
Deputy Managing Director LAINAT, scientific officer
Responsibilities: Project management, coordination of LAINAT affairs
Tel: +41 58 463 05 09

Markus Aeschlimann
Managing Director GIN
Responsibilities: Management of the GIN office and projects
Tel.: +41 58 463 27 49

Ada Consolo
Position: Deputy Managing Director GIN, scientific officer
Responsibilities: Application management and training
Tel.: +41 58 462 87 81

Last modification 19.12.2023

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Federal office of environment FOEN
Committees LAINAT and GIN

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Papiermühlestrasse 172
3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 469 88 42


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