Official launch: For Your Ice meets Morteratsch Glacier!
What a pleasure to introduce you to For Your Ice. After many months of designing, denying, deleting, figuring out what kind of paper to use and what size of paper to print on, we have now gathered enough confidence to go live with a new baby of Recogn.ice, called For Your Ice. It’s simple: we bring glacier art to […]
The prec.ice meaning of “recognize”
In our quest to make you aware of the cryosphere (i.e. all the frozen parts of our planet), we at Recogn.ice use all possible means. This includes glacier names, as the etymology of the 16 glaciers observed from Monte San Salvatore in Lugano shows. Did you know, for example, that Monte Rosa (4’634m) takes its name from a […]
The Speed of Ice
In this edition of Frozen Fun Facts we take a look at the incredible range of ice speeds!
On August 6, 2020, a hanging part of the Turtmann Glacier in Valais (Switzerland) collapsed. Hikers were at location to capture the spectacular collapse, which resulted in the detachment of the lower part of the glacier tongue. Whilst such a collapse is a natural phenomenon (glaciers are dynamic rivers of ice), the current climatic conditions […]
Let the ice-pedition begin!
We are delighted to announce you that our yellow Freezy Frames will soon meet the world. The Swiss city of Lugano is the first to adhere to our project. On July 14th, we will officially install our Freezy Frame on top of Monte San Salvatore in the presence of local authorities. From there, you will […]
We are here to brighten up your home ice-olation!
Videos, soundbites, reports and images: during this pandemic, we bring both kids and adults some entertainment and information about our beautiful cryosphere from all around the world. If after some weeks, you feel like you’re walking on thin ice with your children at home: Put them in front of Arte and pick your language (French […]
Glacial earthquakes recogn.ice.d in Antarctica
Scientists studying glaciers in Antarctica have observed that when large icebergs calve, break off, and bang against the front of the glacier, they generate enough force to cause earthquakes1,2. The seismic waves from these glacial earthquakes are recorded at seismic stations hundreds, even thousands of kilometers away. By Quinn Wenning, Postdoctoral researcher, Earth Sciences, ETH […]
President Macron, please, one more step towards Recogn.ice!
On February 13th 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron was in Chamonix to witness the evolution of the longest French glacier, the so-called Mer de Glace. This glacier was so named in 1741 by British landowner and explorer William Windham who appear to have been the first recorded traveler for pleasure in the region. The Mer […]
A changing glacier in Italy leads to local plastic ban
It is a world premiere: Alarmed by the situation of its nearby Forni Glacier, the Italian ski resort of Pejo 3000, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park (region of Trentino-Alto Adige), has decided to officially ban plastic. The discovery of large quantities of micro-plastics on the Forni glacier was a trigger. These tiny […]