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 2.0 launched at Expo 2017!
New GTN-G Glacier Regions online!
new FoG database version released!
mass balance data 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16 (preliminary)
new FoG Browser released!
30 years of WGMS: achievements and future challenges
Training course on Mass Balance Measurements and Analysis 2016
Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 1 (2012-13)

last change 11/09/2017