On 16 February 2023, glacier expert Michael Zemp will give a KOSMOS-Lesung on worldwide glacier observation. In his lecture, he asks what we have learned since the days of Alexander von Humboldt.

Worldwide glacier observations – what have we learned since the days of Alexander von Humboldt?

16.02.2023, 19.00-20.30 Uhr
HU Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Hörsaal 2094

Glaciers are not only among the most important natural indicators of climate change, but they also have a key influence on local natural hazards, regional water balance, and global sea level. In this talk, Prof. Michael Zemp will look back at the history of glacier monitoring worldwide. What have we learned from the collected glacier observations over time? How are glaciers doing today? And how long will the eternal ice withstand the climate crisis?

Prof. Michael Zemp is Director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) at the University of Zurich. His research is focused on earth observation technologies and geoinformatics and their application to the investigation of climate-glacier interactions.

Moderation: Prof. Christoph Schneider, Vice President for Research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Professor for Climate Geography, Geography Department; Member of IRI THESys

Further information

The event will be held in German. Entrance is free of charge. Afterwards, a video recording will be made available on the university’s YouTube channel.

All information can be found in HU’s event calendar.