Item: Anena - the french association for snow and avalanche study
Title: Anena - the french association for snow and avalanche study
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1996 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Canada
Authors: Francois Sivardiere, 15 rue Ernst Calvat, F - 38000 Grenoble, Tel: 33 4 76 51 3939, Fax; 334764281 66
Abstract: ANENA (French Association for Snow and AvalanchesStudy), founded in 1971 after catastrophic avalanches, aims at developing the safety of persons and properties III the snow and avalanche field. It groups all the public and private b?dies, the elected representatives, as well as those (professionals or not) concerned in various ways by problems associated with snow and avalanches, i.e. at the present time more than 1000 members. Avalanche is the only natural hazard in France for which such an organization has been created. As a forum, ANENA is very much appreciated because its membership makes it a favorable meeting place for experience feedback, exchange of ideas and encouragement of initiatives. ANENA organizes workshops and international congresses in order to create points of meeting and understanding among theoricians and practitioners. ANENA is also a partner of laboratories specialized in research and it supports individual projects of research. Lastly, thanks to training (artificial avalanche release specialists, avalanche dog handlers, ... ), information and prevention (training courses, documentation, quarterly magazine), ANENA circulates know-how from snow experts to all sectors and in particular skiing and hiking circles, allowing people to spend time in snow-covered mountains being more conscious and more rational in terms of safety.
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Keywords: association, avalanche, coordination, information, safety, training
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