As a scientific working group, GAPHAZ tries to support any scientific activity related to glacier and permafrost hazards in mountains. GAPHAZ itself offers no commercial services such as e.g. hazard assessments or emergency interventions. However, GAPHAZ is a network of experts in the field of glacier and permafrost hazards. We would be happy to forward any such request to our expert members (see also About -> Experts) and help to find a suitable partner for you. Please contact us directly, also for involvement in meetings and conferences, for coordinated funding proposals, etc.

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Membership in GAPHAZ is open to anyone with related interests. To become a GAPHAZ member and find out more about our activities and to get involved, please sign up to our mailing list (low traffic) by sending an email to with the text “subscribe GAPHAZ-members" in the body (no other text, such as signatures etc.)

GAPHAZ contacts
Marta Chiarle
Chair of GAPHAZ
CNR - IRPI sede di Torino
Strada delle Cacce, 73
10135 Torino, Italy

Phone: +39 011 3977836

Michele Koppes
Vice Chair of GAPHAZ
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia
1984 West Mall Room 141
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Phone: +1 604-822-4896

Holger Frey
Secretary of GAPHAZ
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 635 52 08