D ear snow and avalanche geek, dear ÖGSL member,
first of all: We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and you are doing well! We wish you all the best for the time to come, lots of energy and above all health. We are aware that difficult times are coming, especially for the self-employed and small businesses among you. If you have any ideas how to use synergies through the ÖGSL, if working together could help you, or if you have any ideas how to profit from the ÖGSL network, please write us an email and we will try to put you in touch!
2nd Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) & General Assembly
on May 9th, 2020
MEETING WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE POSTPONED!!!
YSP Travel Grant 2020:
Five applicants submitted their abstracts for the YSP by the beginning of January. According to a point system (1-10) in five categories, three finalists were selected who presented their work to an audience at schnee.semmelnar on February 3, 2020. The presentations were also evaluated according to this system by four reviewers. Veronika Hatvan (ZAMG Graz) achieved the most points in total and can be happy about the ÖGSL YSP Travel Grant to Fernie in the amount of 1500 Euro.
The first ÖGSL workshop on snow cover took place on Saturday
February 15, 2020 at the BfW in Innsbruck and the Nordkette ski resort.
Together they put their noses into the snow in theory and practice and discussed the latest techniques in snow profile recording and stability testing. In a pleasant group size the exchange between the participants could take place very well and everybody could take something new with them.
Last but not least:
since 3.2.2020 we have an employee who will take care of the organisation of the association, the administration, the communication, the financial, grants, new project ideas and project management of the ÖGSL in the near future. Thanks to two grants, this is financially feasible for the ÖGSL for the next few months and we are looking forward to this opportunity to take it much further.
Many of you will already know her – she has been the handwriting behind the ÖGSL emails and responsible for the organisation for quite some time.
Mag. Susanna Mitterer
She studied geography, studied glaciers and permafrost, worked at the SLF in Davos, the University of Innsbruck, the alpS Center in and at the Austrian Board of Trustees for Alpine Safety in Innsbruck. Now she is responsible for the ÖGSL.
CANCELLED!!! The next schnee.semmelnar on Monday, 30.3.2020 will not take place.
Last but not least:
Stay healthy, be careful, take the matter seriously and stick to the official safety measures! Please also do not undertake any ski tours or mountain hikes. Every accident is an unnecessary burden on the rescue and health system.
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