Current reports and long-term climate studies
The task of the observers is to record the date of the individual phases. The observers can either send their data to MeteoSchweiz twice a year on a form or submit their reports online right after they record their observation. This current data is assessed straight away and used as the basis for reports on the present state of the vegetation. The data submitted on the forms is analysed together with the online data and used to investigate the long-term impacts of the climate on the vegetation and for the annual overview.
Many of the observations are now submitted online. The results are shown on the PhaenoNet Internet platform: the observations submitted to MeteoSchweiz and observations collected as part of the GLOBE phenology programme can be viewed here. Interested individuals can also report their own observations using PhaenoNet. This provides MeteoSwiss with rapid access to a large volume of phenological data, enabling it to provide information on the current vegetation conditions.