glaciers

Glacier Science Week


  • Date - from Aug 27, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017

This week is fully dedicated to glaciers. With the support of the University of Fribourg, visitors will learn more about the work Swiss and Kazakh glacier scientists do side-by-side to monitor the change and the decline of glaciers in both the Tien Shan Mountains and the Alps. Accompanied by a glacier Scientists based in Kazakhstan, visitors will be able to conduct their own ice drilling and get a feeling of scientists’ daily work in the field.

At the same time, the problematic topic will be approached through a photo installation by Laurence Piaget-Dubuis called “The Refugees Glacier”.

Furthermore, during the event a new wgms Glacier App (version 2.0) for mobile devices will be launched.