Better avalanche warnings in the Arctic

This past month, more than 100 people were evacuated on Svalbard. Twenty-nine homes had to be abandoned and 80 students had to be moved out of their residences. The reason: storms and the risk of avalanches. Telenor is now initiating a pilot project in which technology will provide better indications of avalanche risks, enhancing both preparedness and safety amongst the local population in the long-term. Measuring avalanche risk In 2015 and 2016, large avalanches hit Longyearbyen, Svalba…

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Better avalanche warnings in the Arctic