Swiss snow, ice and permafrost society

The Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society (SIP) is a learned society with the aim of facilitating the dialog between science, the practice and the general public.

The society is dedicated to the following aims:

  • improvment and spreading of glaciological knowledge,
  • facilitates contacts between glaciological experts, practitioners and society,
  • takes position in glaciological questions of general interest,
  • supports knowledge exchange and collaboration between its members,
  • keeps contacts to national and international societies, and supports the next generation of scientists.

The Swiss Society for Snow, Ice and Permafrost is open to all persons interested in glaciology.

Colle Gnifetti
Colle Gnifetti
Colle Gnifetti
Colle Gnifetti


c/o Dr. Matthias Huss
University of Fribourg
Geography Unit
Chemin du Musée 4
1700 Fribourg


Theme portal: Cryosphere

Schnee, Gletscher, Permafrost

In der Schweiz gibt es viele einzigartige Messreihen zur Veränderung von Schnee, Gletschern und Permafrost. Die Expertenkommission für Kryosphärenmessnetze (EKK) betreut diese Messungen und hat die Aufgabe die Veränderungen der alpinen Kryosphäre langfristig zu dokumentieren. Dieses Portal zeigt und erklärt ausgewählte langjährige Messreihen zu Schnee, Gletschern und Permafrost.