Ö GSL says hello to you in the pre-Christmas season and in the hopefully soon returning winter (Innsbruck, 15 °C) with the fourth ÖGSL Newsletter.

Here is some information about current and upcoming activities, which can also be found in the ÖGSL calendar of events.

January 7th, 2020: schnÖGSLn

The schnÖGSLn takes place from 6:30 pm in the Treibhaus in Innsbruck. Under the appropriate title – winter is coming – we will cover topics such as “My avalanche accident” and “fire and ice – how hot is snow?
Speakers are: Peter Plattner, Walter Würtl, JT Fischer and Christoph Mitterer.
Entrance fee: 5 Euro voluntary donation, ÖGSL members do not have to donate.
Admission is from 6:30 pm, starting at 7 pm.

January 13th 2020: snow.semmelnar

The 5th schnee.semmelnar takes place. Rainer Prinz from ACINN will probably tell us something about glaciers or surprise us with another exciting topic.

January 13, 2020: ÖGSL-YSP submission

Extended deadline for ÖGSL-YSP submission – more details see below!

May 9th, 2020: Save the date

Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) or Annual General Meeting of the ÖGSL

Since the summer a few things have changed and the first steps towards open data have been taken. We were able to put the schnee.semmelnar contributions online and you can (again) view them here:

In addition, a cooperation agreement was concluded with the American Avalanche Association (AAA) to define future standards for an upcoming ÖGSL-internal “technical snow skill” course.

ISSW 2020 – ÖGSL Young Snow Professional (YS) Award

First applications for the ÖGSL Young Snow Professional (YSP) Award have already been received. Further applications for the “Travel Grant” (1.500 EUR as support for conference fee and travel) for the ISSW 2020 in Fernie (Canada) are possible until 13.01.2020 (already extended deadline). The award and the associated support are aimed at young practitioners and scientists under 30 years of age who would like to submit a contribution to the ISSW. The corresponding work must be carried out under the leadership of an Austrian institution/company. A committee will evaluate the contributions according to simple guidelines (originality and innovation, relevance, quality, contribution to the ISSW motto: “research for practice – practice for research”). General information about the ISSW and guidelines such as
You can find more information on the ISSW 2020 homepage. For questions and submissions of YSP contributions please contact info@oegsl.at directly. Follow the following dates and guidelines:
  • January, 13th, 2020 deadline for YSP contributions by mail to info@oegsl.at ( 350 words for abstract and title, indication of authors and institution/company where the work was done)
  • February 3, 2020 the best YSP contributions will be invited to a short lecture in February-semmelnar

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