Government Agencies

Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys

The division’s website features a page on glacial hazards in Alaska. In addition to general information about glaciers in the state, the page includes definitions of glacial calvingglacier flood, and glacier surge.

Geosciences Platform of the Swiss Academy of Sciences

The Geosciences Platform leads Switzerland’s research in geology, climate, and other geosciences. The group publishes its work in the GeoPanorama Magazine. Its website provides information on the organization’s institutional members as well as eventsprojects, and contacts.

GFZ German Research Centre for Sciences

As Germany’s national center for Earth Science research, the GFZ’s broad scope includes climate change and glacier hazards. Its PROGRESS project monitors glacier dynamics of the Inylchek glacier in Kyrgyzstan, and its Remote Sensing section observes the flows of glacier and ice sheets.

El Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA)

The institute’s website (Spanish only) provides a wealth of information about the institute, its departments, and its scientists. The Department of Andean Glaciology and Hydroclimatology is responsible for studying glaciers within the Andes of southern South America.

Prediction of Glacier Hazards and Disasters in the Central Caucasus, Russia

This project, supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, focuses on the analysis of glacial hazards in the Caucasus Mountains of the Russian Federation. In the project they develop and utilise state-of-the-art science and technology in the fields of remote sensing, glaciology, geomorphology, geotechnical engineering, geohazard assessment and risk management.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS operates in all 50 states on issues of climate, hydrology, natural hazards, natural resources and more. Its Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems department studies glaciers, snow, and avalanches in Glacier National Park, and its U.S. Antarctic Resource Center generates and collects collects data, photos, maps, and reports on the Antarctic region.

La Unidad de Glaciología y Recursos Hídricos

As part of Peru’s National Water Authority, the Glaciology and Water Resources Unit is responsible for monitoring glaciers and mitigating the risks of natural hazards. The unit is also responsible for updating the National Inventory of Glaciers and Andean Lakes.

The West Antartic Ice Sheet Initiative

The West Antartic Ice Sheet initiative is a multidisiplinary research program designed to answer two critical, interrelated climate questions: How will the unstable West Antarctic ice sheet affect future sea level? How do rapid global climate changes occur?