EGU23-14344, updated on 28 Nov 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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OGGM-Edu: an open-source educational platform about glaciers and glacier modelling

Anouk Vlug1,2, Patrick Schmitt2, Lilian Schuster2, Erik Holmgren3, Marie Schroeder2, Lizz Ultee4, Nicolas Champollion5, Ben Marzeion1,6, and Fabien Maussion2
Anouk Vlug et al.
  • 1Institute of Geography, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany (
  • 2Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 3Rossby Centre, SMHI, Norrköping, Sweden
  • 4Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA
  • 5Institut des Géosciences de Environnement (IGE - CNRS / UGA / Grenoble-INP / IRD / INRAE), Grenoble, France
  • 6MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

OGGM-Edu ( is an educational platform about glaciers, with the main goal to provide tools and materials for instructors who want to teach about glaciers at secondary schools, in workshops or at universities. Interactive web applications and open access images provide materials for entry-level classes with no experience in physics or programming. Jupyter notebooks at various levels of complexity offer guidance to run and develop simple modeling experiments in the python programming language. OGGM-Edu follows a decentralized open source model: we encourage our users to mix and remix our templates, and offer technical help to develop new classes, run the notebooks on a dedicated cloud service, or translate our materials to various  languages. With this contribution, we are looking to connect with educators and scientists in all fields of geosciences interested in online teaching resources.

How to cite: Vlug, A., Schmitt, P., Schuster, L., Holmgren, E., Schroeder, M., Ultee, L., Champollion, N., Marzeion, B., and Maussion, F.: OGGM-Edu: an open-source educational platform about glaciers and glacier modelling, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-14344,, 2023.