In 2013, the CCES Mountland project won the «Award for Transdisciplinary Research» presented by the Swiss Academies of Science. This proves the success of the competence centre’s eight current ongoing inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. The «EnviDat.ch» project for managing environmental data for research institutions and federal departments made a successful start in 2013. Educational activities and dialogue with target groups outside academia developed very positively. Thus, the first Master’s theses with direct practical applications have been completed in cooperation with cantonal Environmental Protection Agencies. A promising new partnership between ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts has seen its first joint Bachelor’s theses on visualising scientific research results in the field of climate and waterways.