International Commission for Alpine Rescue
Assembly of Delegates
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ICAR 2015 Convention - Call for Papers and Commission Information
Please submit your presentations for the ICAR 2015 Convention to the respective Commission President, latest by July 31, 2015. Our general topic will be "Decision Making / Human Factors". Thank you!
ICAR 2015 Convention - Registration
October 13-17, 2015 in Killarney, Ireland. Registration is open now, with standard rates available until September 30, 2015. Fly into Cork, Shannon or Dublin (external link).
March 1-3, 2016 in Cannes, France. ICAR will be present with a delegation of the Executive Board including speakers of our four Technical Commissions (external link).
International Mountain Rescue Physician Seminar
November 7, 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria. Organized by our member organizations ÖBRD, ÖGAHM, EURAC and the Medical University of Innsbruck (external link).
Earthquake in Nepal
April 2015, International relief operations are being coordinated by ECHO, UNDAC and OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (external link).
ICAR visits Mountain Rescue in China
March 20-24, 2015. Invited by the Chinese Mountaineering Association CMA, ICAR (Dan Halvorsen and Pascal Zufferey) visit Wenzhou, China to participate in the International Rescue Exchange Program.
Swedish Avalanche Forecasting Service starts 2016
March 2015, Information from Per-Olov Wikberg, National Coordinator Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Mountain Safety Council (ICAR member) and Leader of the ICAR Sub-Commission Prevention.
Training Exchange Project in Kayseri, Turkey
March 2015, video clip about the co-funded project of the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, with participation of our member Österreichische Bergrettung ÖBRD (external link).
Sarontar: Situational Awareness plus Command and Control of Rescue Forces in Alpine Regions
February 2015, news report on the Sarontar project (satellite support for alpine rescue) supported by the ESA (European Space Agency) through their ARTES program (external link).
Snow and Avalanches
January 2015, prevention DVD available for sale in the webshop of our member organization ANENA (in French, English subtitles). Look for the product named "DVD Neige et Avalanches" (external link).
New ICAR Member UIAA International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
January 2015, the ICAR Executive Board approves C-type membership at its meeting 2015-01 (external link).
ICAR Convention Videos
December 2014, videos about the ICAR 2014 Convention in South Lake Tahoe (NV) USA, including all video footage from previous years, provided by Topograph Media (external link).