Technical Advisory Board i EAWS – European Avalanche Warning Services ( http://www.avalanches.org/eaws/en/main.php ) skal i mai ha møte i Tromsø på UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Litt mer informasjon om mandatet og arbeidet til gruppa finner du her:
https://www.slf.ch/en/avalanches/avalanche-warning/working-group-of-the-european-avalanche-warning-services-eaws.html

Dette medfører at disse dagene kommer det til Tromsø flere av Europas fremste snøskredeksperter.

I den anledning er vi så heldige å ha fått Dr. Christoph Mitterer og Dr. Benjamin Zweifel til å komme og holde foredrag på CARE skredseminar. Foredragene er på engelsk.

Omtale av foredragsholdere og foredragene:

BIO: Dr. Christoph Mitterer works with snow and avalanches in theory and practice in Switzerland, Bavaria and Austria since more than 10 years. He has expertise in avalanche formation, avalanche forecasting and education, and loves ice cream.

Title: 30° and more: Why sometimes the shit hits the fan when it gets steep.
Description: The concept of dry-snow slab avalanche release is best described by a series of fracture processes. During the presentation, we will explore why slope angle matters when cracks are initiated, fractures propagate and avalanches release. Finally, we will discuss, why the 30°-threshold might be the best thing we have when taking decisions in avalanche terrain.

BIO: Dr. Benjamin Zweifel, avalanche forecaster since 2001 in Switzerland with expertise in avalanche accidents and recently scientific experiences in the social dimension of the avalanche risk management. Ice cream is also good for me, but even better is 50 cm of fresh powder snow.

Title: Are you SOCIAL on your backcountry ski trip?
Description: Many avalanche accidents have their origin more in a human factors than in a physical factors of snow and avalanches. Since winter backcountry receptionists usually travel in groups, they are in particular prone to group dynamic factors. In my PhD I explored some of these factors and ended up with the group check tool SOCIAL, an acronym for the most important factors worth to consider. I will show you how human factors get accessible in a scientific way with a qualitative research approach and show you what SOCIAL means.

Her handler det om å kjenne sin besøkelsestid, så vær hjertelig velkommen til en kveld med «state of the art» kunnskap fra SNN scene på Studenthuset Driv i Tromsø

Baren er åpen, så det er mulig å få kjøpe seg noe å drikke!!

Gratis inngang. Dørene åpnes 18.30!

Vær velkommen.

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