OGI combines expertise in glacier science, climate change and mountaineering to solve the problems facing Oregon's glaciers

Anders Carlson, Ph.D.

Anders fell in love with glaciers as an undergraduate student while conducting research at Matanuska Glacier in Alaska. After receiving his B.A. in Geology and German from Augustana College, IL, he earned a M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in glacial geology. Following a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then Oregon State University before co-founding the Oregon Glaciers Institute. Anders has studied glacier-climate change for 20+ years in the United States, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Scandinavia, Patagonia and Antarctica. 

Aaron Hartz, M.S.

Secretary, Treasurer

Head of field operations



Aaron grew up skiing in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and developed a deep appreciation for the mountain environment. He went on to earn a B.S. degree in environmental science from Oregon State University, a M.S. from Nova Southeastern University in biological sciences, and a M.S. degree in oceanography from Oregon State University. For the past decade he has worked as a professional ski and climbing guide and is a certified ski mountaineering guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. In addition to being a co-founder of the Oregon Glaciers Institute, Aaron is also an avalanche forecaster with the Central Oregon Avalanche Center.

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