Welcome on the website of the Swiss Geocomputing Centre (SGC) of the Faculty of Geosciences and EnvironmentUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland.

The recent development of quantitative methods allowing to perform intelligent data reduction and suitable analysis as well as predictive process modelling is a central issue in geo-, environmental and socio-economic sciences. In these domains, numerical data are nowadays massively available and discovering interesting spatial or intrinsic patterns is a challenging task that led scientists to search for new tools. In parallel, scientists need to generate analytical and numerical solutions to quantify and predict complex physical-chemical processes.
To respond to these needs, the Swiss Geocomputing Centre federates interdisciplinary research across natural and human sciences, regrouping different domains of research from the geo- and environmental sciences into a dynamic and method oriented team.
With a clear meaning of GeoComputing as emerging discipline at the intersection of geosciences and computation, our main purpose is to bring together researchers dealing with computational and modeling approaches with respect to geo-environmental issues and to promote related activities.

    The 2022 Ian McHarg Medal is awarded to Mikhail Kanevski in recognition of outstanding pioneering innovative research in the field of environmental data mining, in integrating geostatistics and machine learning algorithms and other digital transformations.
  • VIU Graduate Seminar
    This Graduate Seminar will be led by:– IUAV University of Venice, Italy– University of Lausanne, Switzerland– Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy The interactions between geoenvironmental and anthropic processes are increasing due to the ever-growing population and its related side effects ...

  • Is faster better … and greener ?

    Common thoughts suggests that environmental respective “green” computing is tightly linked to rapid execution of a given computer program or routine. This post reports some interesting relations between computer languages, ...

  • why C ?

    Why is the plain C language still so popular, and why it is nowadays still one of the most powerful programming language ?

    Answer and reflexion