WGMS General Assembly of the National Correspondents, 1.-4.9.2010, Zermatt, Switzerland
The World Glacier Monitoring Service General Assembly was held from 1–4 September 2010 at Riffelberg, Zermatt, and brought together the staff members of the central service, National Correspondents or their deputies representing 28 countries of its worldwide scientific collaboration network, as well as special guests from the Global Land Ice Measurement from Space community, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the European Space Agency, and from the Swiss Global Climate Observing System Office. Besides the strengthening of the personal contacts within this network, the main goals of the meeting were to present and discuss (i) the international organization, strategy, and datasets of the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers, (ii) its implementation in the participating countries, (iii) the current status and challenges of glacier monitoring, (iv) measures to improve our service to the community, and (v) the definition of key tasks for the glacier monitoring of the coming decade.
- Read the Summary of International Glacier Monitoring Summit, published in the NASA Earth Observer, Vol 23,4: 28-31
- Read the detailed Summary report of the WGMS General Assembly (48 pages)
- View the group photo of all participants