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

About Us

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

  • Stimulate interest in and encourage research into the scientific and technical problems of snow and ice in all countries
  • Facilitate and increase the flow of glaciological ideas and information
  • Sponsor lectures, field meetings and symposia
  • Publish:
    • The Journal of Glaciology
    • The Annals of Glaciology
    • ICE, the News Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society
    • Other appropriate publications, such as books and monographs


The members of the IGS are our backbone. We draw our expertise from individual members while supporting the glaciological community by organizing symposia and seminars, conferring awards and of course we publish our journals. In return our members receive a discount on ‘author processing charges’ (APCs) for our journals, reduced registration fees for IGS symposia but most importantly the chance to share their enthusiasm with a community of likeminded individuals who enjoy their science.


To help facilitate and increase the flow of glaciological ideas, information and encourage research, the International Glaciological Society produces the following publications:

Upcoming IGS Symposia and Events


At IGS, we have a range of meetings, conferences, workshops and events available to our IGS members. Please send any announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion to us by contacting us.

Polar CORDEX 2023

Polar CORDEX 2023

Date Oct 4 - 6, 2023Time All Day EventVenue Utrecht UniversityOrganiser Annette Rinke, John Cassano, Andrew Orr, Christoph Kittel and Willem Jan van de Berg

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John W. Glen, 1927-2023

John W. Glen, 1927-2023

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of John Glen on 15 June 2023. John joined the IGS in 1949 and was one of the oldest IGS members....

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