Engadine rockglaciers recognized as one of 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites

The Muragl rockglacier (photo: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, IPA Vice President).

In 2022, the Engadine rockglaciers in the European Alps were listed as one of the first 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites. These sites are recognized as key places with “geological elements and/or processes of scientific international relevance, used as a reference, and/or with a substantial contribution to the development of geological sciences through history”. In partnership with the University of Zurich, the Permafrost Monitoring Network Switzerland (PERMOS) have improved knowledge on high-mountain permafrost, in particular on permafrost distribution, rockglacier internal structure and kinematics, and sediment transfer.

More information on the Engadine rocklaciers can be found here.