Welcome to OGGM-Edu!

OGGM-Edu is an educational website about glaciers.

Our main goal is to provide tools and materials for instructors who want to teach about glaciers at school, in workshops or at the university.

For a general introduction and an overview, visit this recent EGU cryoblog post!

OGGM-Edu has four independent and complementary 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, with or without scientific background.

  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 current and future users of the Open Global Glacier Model. These notebooks are targetting graduate students or scientists aiming to learn how the model works.

OGGM-Edu focuses on interactive content and numerical glacier experiments. We do not provide teaching resources about fundamentals in glaciology or climate science: for fundamental textbook material, refer to Other educational resources, which OGGM-Edu intends to complement.

Interactive apps

These interactive apps can be run on any computer with an internet connection.


Open access images and graphics that can be used for lectures or presentations.

Interactive Notebooks

Collection of notebooks with simple experiments explaining one or more glaciological concepts. They are relatively easy to follow and adapt with some background in programming, and 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 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.


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.