For more than a century, the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and its predecessor organizations have been compiling and disseminating standardized data on glacier fluctuations. Thereto, the WGMS annually collects glacier data through its scientific collaboration network that is active in more than 30 countries. More…

In close collaboration with the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) initiative, the WGMS runs the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers (GTN-G) in support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More…


wgms Glacier App launched!
Call-for-data 2013/14 & 2014/15 now open!
preliminary mass balance data 2013/14 & 2014/15
Mass balance summer school 2015
EGU session 2015
IUGG session 2015


last change 30/11/2015