The task of the CC is to observe the changes of the alpine cryosphere. Furthermore, supervises all long-term cryospheric monitoring networks of Switzerland.more

Image: NASA Earth Observatory, Jesse Allen and Robert Simmonmore

New Glacier App

In the forefront of the Paris Climate Conference COP21 in December 2015, the WGMS and UNESCO jointly launched a Glacier App for mobile devices. This new information system aims at bringing scientifically sound facts and figures on worldwide glacier changes to decision makers at governmental and intergovernmental levels as well as reaching out to the interested public.

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Image: Robiand, Wikimedia Commons

The wgms Glacier App is available at no costs from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


  • Cryosphere
  • Glacier
  • Mountain glacier