Welcome to OGGM-Edu!

This platform is an educational website about glaciers. It is currently in construction, but it is growing fast. Get in touch with us if you want to help us out!

This platform has four independent components:

  1. Interactive apps, to illustrate glaciological processes with the help of interactive graphics on the web. The targeted audience is very broad, from school children to adults and scientists.

  2. Graphics, open access images and graphics that can be used for lectures or presentations.

  3. Interactive Notebooks, for students willing to run and develop their own experiments. The targeted audience are students at the undergrad or graduate level with some programming experience or a tutor to show them how to run them.

  4. OGGM tutorials, for scientists and users of the Open Global Glacier Model, on which most of this website is based.

Interactive apps

These interactive apps can be run on any computer with an internet connection. We currently only have one, but we have plenty of ideas - so stay tuned!


Some open-access images that are free to use for presentations or websites.

Interactive Notebooks

Collection of notebooks with simple experiments explaining one or more glaciological concepts. They are easier to follow with some background in programming, but we are working to make them as accessible as possible. Read our Introduction to notebooks first if you are new to these things.

OGGM tutorials

These are more advanced notebooks, for potential and current users of the OGGM model.

For instructors and teachers

Thanks for considering OGGM Edu for your classes! We’ve gathered some recommendations and guidelines here. They will be extended soon!

Get in touch

Interested in OGGM-Edu? We would love to hear from you!

  • All of this website and notebooks are located on GitHub.

  • Report bugs or share your ideas on the issue tracker.

  • Improve the website by submitting a pull request.

  • Follow us on Twitter.

  • Or you can always send us an e-mail the good old way.


OGGM-Edu is an affiliated project of the larger OGGM consortium (oggm.org). It is mainly the work of volunteers, but we also had support from various sources:

  • The project is supported for a one year period (starting May 2019) by the University of Innsbruck, Förderkreis 1669Wissen schafft Gesell schaft.

  • The project is supported by the German BMBF (project FKZ 01LS1602A).

  • We are happy to be supported by Google Cloud | Data Solutions for Change who provided us cloud computing and hosting credits.

  • Zora Schirmeister (student helper from Oct 2018 to March 2019) was supported by the department of Digital Sciences at the University of Innsbruck (Neue Medien Projekte - Call 18.03).

  • The OGGM e.V. organisation supported the creation of the OGGM-Edu logo and of the glacier graphics.

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We rely on the most awesome open source tools ever to run OGGM Edu! Most notably:

Last but not least: thanks to all OGGM-Edu friends and contributors! For a full list, see our github repository.