La Casermetta at the Col de La Seigne
Owned by the Regione Valle d'Aosta and management by the Fondazione Montagna sicura (Secure Mountain Foundation), the Casermetta Espace Mont-Blanc at the Col de la Seigne (Val Veny, Courmayeur) is a cross-border environmental education center, as well as a strategic location for socio-demographic data acquisition about the Tour du Mont-Blanc.
The Casermetta was rebuilt during the Interreg IIIA Italy-France Alcotra program by Espace Mont-Blanc. On the inside visitors will find a 3D plastic model of the Mont Blanc massif (maquette) and descriptive panels illustrating various aspects of natural, environmental, geographical and historical aspects of the Mont-Blanc area.
The Casermetta is equipped with an energy supply system based entirely on renewable energy sources: solar panels, photovoltaics and a micro hydropower system.
Montagna sicura Foundation, through its specialized staff, organizes different stages and thematic meetings on natural hazards, glaciology, flora and fauna, mountain safety, physiological adaptations to altitude and renewable energy.