The ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) is the largest snow and avalanche conference in the world. It has been held 21 times in North America and Europe since 1976. The success of the ISSW lies in its motto: ‘A Merging of Theory and Practice’. Advances in snow and avalanche science and reports from the field are both essential elements of the conference – scientific knowledge meets practical experience.
The Innsbruck 2018 conference builds on this idea, trying to raise the merging process to a new level by numerous activities.
All aspects of the unique setting and ambience of Innsbruck – an urban center surrounded by steep mountain slopes – support a successful, well organized and exceptional ISSW. A large variety of winterrelated industry of worldwide standing, an extensive history of hosting large international events and numerous reputable ski areas pave the way for an attractive conference week. In order to further promote the ISSW-motto, one day of the conference will, for the first time, be dedicated to ‘ISSW goes public’.
Local, national and international experts will be invited to this event to discuss essential issues like ’national management of sustainable living space in the Alps‘.