|The Avalanche Research Centre of the Icelandic Meteorological Office is based in Ísafjörður. The centre has six employees who conduct avalanche research for the whole country and provide tailored avalanche crisis services. The centre monitors and documents avalanches; and also conducts risk assessments and research. It is the country's top avalanche advisory to business and the public sector. The centre is situated in the Vestrahús/University Centre building in Ísafjörður.
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