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…


Call-for-data 2016/17 & 2017/18 now open!
Glacier monitoring session @ EGU 2019!
2019: 125 years of international coordinated glacier monitoring
Glacier monitoring session @ AGU!
Glacier monitoring session @ IUGG 2019!
Glacier Thickness Database 3.0 in preparation
mass balance data 2015/16, 2016/17 & 2017/18 (preliminary)
wgms Glacier App 2.0 launched at Expo 2017!
New GTN-G Glacier Regions online!


last change 1/11/2018