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I am grateful to the following organisations for funding this project to date: University of Worcester (School of Science and the Environment Learning and Teaching Fund), the Quaternary Research Association, and the British Society for Geomorphology. Funding is used for travel, equipment and software.

I am also grateful to various individuals who have supported and encouraged my virtual fieldwork interests over the years. At Worcester, these include Ian Maddock, Heather Barrett, Alan Dixon, John Newbury, Mike Wheeler and Liz Davies-Ward. Ian and I have also benefited from collaboration and support from colleagues at the University of California at Davis, including Sarah Yarnell, Ryan Peek and Nick Santos.

I’d also like to thank my colleagues in IT for providing me with early access to a new WordPress server, fielding a number of technical queries, and generally providing excellent support.

Finally, thanks to all the wonderful students at Worcester for their feedback and good humour over many years.

Des McDougall
Worcester, UK.

Latest Posts

Article in ‘Geography’ on VR Glaciers

I wrote an article about VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes that appears in the Autumn 2019 edition of ‘Geography’, published by the Geographical Association.  It includes some suggestions as to how the resource can be used in the classroom. Examples include landform and landscape interpretation exercises; studying glacier response to climate change; spatial literacy, GIS

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Col du Sanetsch – another virtual field trip

Why not have a look at the newly-launched Sanetsch Pass virtual field trip? As always, there is plenty to see, including impressive alpine scenery. Those more interested in human activities also have something to look at, with settlements, tourism, and other things to contemplate. One thing you will not see, unfortunately, is the Tsanfleuron Glacier.

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Can you help?

In order to support the ongoing development of this site, it would be really helpful if you could let me know why and how you use the resource. I’d also appreciate hearing any ideas you may have for improvements. Thank you!


This website allows you to explore glaciers and glaciated landscapes using virtual field trips. High quality, 360 degree interactive panoramas (panospheres) allow you to look all around and zoom in on features of interest – a bit like Google Streetview ©.

© VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes by Derek McDougall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.

Last updated: March 2019