During the Glacier Science Week at EXPO 2017* in Astana, Kazakhstan, we
officially launched version 2.0 of the wgms Glacier App.
The new version includes information on glacier special events such as
reported floods, avalanches, or surge and calving dynamics. It allows
the users to submit their glacier photographs, and it gives improved
visibility of principal investigators and latest publications related to
glacier observations. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other filter
options allow searching for >8,500 glaciers.
Of course, the well-established features such as the satellite map
interface, the compass showing the closest glaciers with observations,
and the card game are still included.
The wgms Glacier App was jointly developed by the WGMS and Ubique within
the Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing Systems, a
project by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and
coordinated by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
MeteoSwiss. The wgms Glacier App is available at no costs from Apple App
Store** and Google Play Store***. Thanks to the support from numerous
colleagues, version 2.0 comes in English, German, French, Italian,
Spanish and Russian.