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Daily online guidemeetings in march and april.

Are you a IFMGA guide visiting Lyngen? Do you want updated reports and tips about todays conditions – for a better and safer ski summit tour? Join the daily online guide-meetings with local experts!

Published: 2/27/2024 General

The Norwegian landslide early warning service turns 10 years old

On the 21st of October 2013, Norway launched its national landslide early warning service, which has played a pivotal role in increasing awareness and knowledge about landslides, debris flows, debris avalanches, and slushflows. The service provides early warnings, allowing people and emergency operators to take necessary actions, preventive measures, and be better prepared for possible incidents.

Published: 10/26/2023 General

Report on avalanche accident in Lyngen 30th of March 2022

30th of March 2022 a group of five ski tourists was taken by an avalanche in Lyngen. One man died and three got severely injured.

Published: 2/17/2023 General

International workshop on multi-hazards in remote areas

NVE is hosting a 2-day workshop on multi-hazards and emergent risks in Northern Europe’s remote and vulnerable regions to be held in Oslo this week.

Published: 5/5/2022 General

New report on avalanche warning in Svalbard

A new report describes the establishment of avalanche warning services in Svalbard from 2015 to 2018.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Map of avalanche terrain now available on the Varsom app

The Varsom app, now with a map of avalanche terrain for tour planning.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Warnings on natural hazards right on your mobile

You can now be notified by email or SMS about both dangerous weather, floods and landslides where you live or travel. The Norwegian warning portal for natural hazards Varsom.no has been expanded and improved.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Download the Varsom Regobs app

This app gathers in one place the most important features from the Varsom Platform needed in the outdoors, for field inspections and for readiness, crisis management and rescue situations. Observations from regobs.no, warnings from varsom.no, and support maps from xgeo.no and iskart.no are included.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Skitouring in a minefield – persistent weak layers

You get no danger signs, the snowpack seems stable, and the avalanche danger level might even be moderate. Suddenly a big avalanche is released out of the blue. What happens? How is it possible? 

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Safety for ski tourers

Skitouring in Norway? Check this out!

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Better landslide warning to be better prepared

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is organizing the first international workshop on regional early warning systems for rainfall-induced landslides.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

Workshop on regional landslide early warning systems

Presentations and posters.

Published: 4/1/2022 General

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