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International Glaciological Society


The International Glaciological Society was founded in 1936 to provide a focus for individuals interested in practical and scientific aspects of snow and ice.

The objects of the Society enshrined in its Constitution are to:

'Statement on Ukraine'

The International Glaciological Society expresses its profound concern for the people of Ukraine in this time of crisis, for our members of Ukrainian descent around the world and for all members who are directly or indirectly affected by this conflict. As a professional society whose mission includes fostering collaboration across countries and cultures, we reprobate the use of violence and war to solve international conflicts, and we hope for a swift and peaceful resolution.

For those who would like to help, the resources below have been put together by Olga Sergienko:


Ukrainian Red Cross

Razom Emegency Response

The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (A corresponding statement of the National Bank of Ukraine)


Medics without borders

UN Crisis Relief

International Rescue Committee

The Voices of Children


How to help in European countries

The Core values of the International Glaciological Society

The IGS has drawn up a document detailing the ‘CORE VALUES’ and the ‘SCIENTIFIC CODE OF CONDUCT’ of the Society. Members of the Society are expected to abide by these. IGS officers and committees will take these values into account when considering all IGS matters such as nominations to Council and eligibility for IGS awards.

Statement on Racism and Inequity

10 June 2020

Around the world, people are coming together to speak out against racism and its systemic, intergenerational effects, particularly on the Black community. People in all walks of life are seeking justice and equity and are demanding change. Changes of this type require work on the part of individuals, communities and organizations of all kinds. As a scholarly community that has long valued and promoted international linkages and diverse scientific views, the International Glaciological Society (IGS) nevertheless recognizes that there is more we can do. We stand with people in the United States and around the world who are calling out for change.

The IGS condemns racism, racist acts, the systemic forces that allow and foster them, and the inequalities with which academia still struggles. As an international academic organization and learned society, we will continue on the inclusive path the IGS Core Values and Scientific Code of Conduct requires us to follow, and we encourage all of our members to learn more and to do more (see example), to make science a compassionate and inclusive space for all


The International Glaciological Society Global Seminar Series!

Schedule – You can see the Seminar times and a full list of presentations on the IGS Global Seminar Series page

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