By Andrea Mannberg, Handelshøgskolen and CARE, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway The mountains have started to dress up in white in the northern hemisphere. Beautiful white giants are calling, and many of us feel a hunger to head out there and taste the fresh snow. Every year, when I scent the smell of … More The Nordic Avalanche Conference 2017
Whenever someone gets killed in an avalanche, it is a tragedy, both for the lost individual, for his or her family, and for society as a whole. Yes, it is a loss for society, because society looses a person who could have contributed to its development. Avalanche accidents generates costs in terms of rescue actions, … More To risk or not to risk – who is at risk of being caught in an avalanche?
Are you interested in economic analysis of decision-making under uncertainty, with a special focus on decisions in avalanche terrain? Do you have a master in economics, perhaps even some experience in behavioral or experimental economics? Would you like to work within the White heat project and live in Tromsø, Norway? Then you should definitely apply … More Come work with us!
During the past week, Jordy Hendrikx has been working on Svalbard for UNIS. On his way back to Montana, he stopped over in Tromsø for one night and gave a talk at the CARE avalanche seminar series. Jordy talked about his collaborative work with Jerry Johnson (professor in political science at Montana State University) on … More Jordy Hendrikx in Tromsø
Originally posted on The Hungry Hen Report:
I few weeks ago, I went to an avalanche seminar hosted by the Centre for Avalanche Research and Education (CARE), here in Tromsø. The talk that evening was given by Thomas T. Kleiven, ski enthusiast and photographer. In 2014, the same year that we were caught in the…
I’ve had some close calls in my life. My last wasn’t close, it was right under my feet and over my head. On February 16th 2014, I and two friends remotely triggered an avalanche on the mountain Lebnes in Kittelfjäll, Sweden. The avalanche broke about 100 m above us and caught and partly buried us … More A close encounter with human factors