Natural hazards in the Alpine region under the influence of climate change

Get to know the western parts of Austria and learn more about the natural hazard management and the effects of climate change in the Austrian Alps by joining the post-conference excursion. This three-day field trip will take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2024, under the theme “Natural hazards in the Alpine region under the influence of climate change”. The main topics are the influence of climate change and its subsequent processes (e.g. glacier retreat, thawing of permafrost, mass movements), sediment transport, protective forests as well as climate-related extreme events and their consequences. Visit impressive regions in Upper Austria and Salzburg and discover many highlights, like the Forest Campus Traunkirchen, the Hallstatt World Heritage region, the Sonnblick observatory, the glacier Kitzsteinhorn or the city of Salzburg.

Date: 14 June to 16 June 2024 | Depature: 8:00 | Price: 650 € (incl. VAT)
Meeting Point: Vienna City Center (exact meeting point to be announced)

The registration for the post-conference excursion takes place during the conference registration process, for detailed information please also see the field trip programme (available in German and English)

Organised by Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control, GeoSphere Austria and Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)

Hallstatt World Heritage Region
view over the landscape of the world heritage region Hallstatt with the lake, village and mountains© Studio Kopfsache


Sonnblick observatory
exterior view of the weather observatroy Sonnblick© GeoSphere Austria


Debris flow event in Grossarl
aftermath of the debris flow event in grossarl, the cleanup has already started© die.wildbach



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