Welcome to OGGM-Edu!¶
This platform 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 example, OGGM-Edu was used to conduct a weeklong workshop on glaciology and glacial water resources for undergraduate Peruvian students.
OGGM-Edu has four independent components, serving complementary purposes:
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.
Graphics, open access images and graphics that can be used for lectures or presentations.
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.
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.
These interactive apps can be run on any computer with an internet connection.
Check out our new Activity sheets for school teachers for high school teachers!
Open access images and graphics that can be used for lectures or presentations.
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.
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!
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 1669 – Wissen 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.
We rely on awesome open source tools to run OGGM-Edu! Most notably:
and many (many) other packages of the scientific python ecosytem
Last but not least: thanks to all OGGM-Edu friends and contributors! For a full list, see our github repository.
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