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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 under the supervision of an instructor who can show them how to run the experiments.

  4. OGGM tutorials, for users of the Open Global Glacier Model.

Interactive apps

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

Graphics

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 and adapt with some background in programming, but we are working to make them as accessible as possible. Read our Introduction to interactive 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.

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.

Acknowledgements

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 University of Innsbruck, Förderkreis 1669Wissen schafft Gesell schaft (2019-2020).

  • the German BMBF (project FKZ 01LS1602A, 2017-2019).

  • Google Cloud | Data Solutions for Change who provided cloud computing and hosting credits (2019-2020).

  • the University of Innsbruck, department of Digital Sciences (Neue Medien Projekte, 2018).

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

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We rely on awesome open source tools 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.