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:
- 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;
The online abstract submission for the International Symposium on Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change is now open. The symposium will be held in Boulder Colorado, USA during 14–19 August. There will be a post symposium excursion to view the total eclipse of the sun due to take place at 11:45 on 21 August.
The second circular is now on line.
The International Glaciological Society represents the international community of snow and ice scientists, and has long recognized the importance of free, unrestricted exchange between scientists as a principle means of advancing knowledge. In pursuit of free exchange and in recognition of the essential responsibility of promoting inclusiveness in the activities of the IGS, the IGS strives to organize its symposia to be in venues where all scientists wishing to attend can freely travel. This has been a guiding principle in IGS symposium organization in the past and shall continue to be in the future.
The IGS British Branch meeting 2017 will be held at Lancaster University from 6-7 September 2017. Abstract submission and registration is now available here via the Branch Meeting website as well as further information regarding accommodation.
The 'Overleaf' online writing tool is now available to authors of Journal and Annals of Glaciology papers
It is with great sadness that we convey to you the news that Wilford Frank Weeks passed away at his home in Portland, Oregon on 10 February 2017. Wilford Weeks, or Willy Weeks as he was best known within the glaciological community was a long standing member of the IGS, he served on several of its committees, most notably the Awards Committee which he chaired for several years. Willy also served as the President of the IGS for the term 1972-75 and he was awarded the Seligman Crystal in 1989. A full obituary will appear in ICE in due course
- The First Circular for the International Symposium on ‘Cryosphere and Biosphere’, to be held 14–19 March 2017, in Kyoto, Japan, is now available.
- We are very saddened by the news that Gordon Hamilton, from the University of Maine, died in a tragic accident while doing fieldwork in the Antarctic. Gordon was a long standing member of the IGS and Chief Editor of Annals of Glaciology volume 41. Here are details of what happend and here is a link to an obituary that appeared in the New York Times.
- The new issue of ICE (171) is now available on line to members
CALL FOR PAPERS. The Council of the IGS has decided to publish a thematic issues of the Annals of Glaciology on ‘Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change’. Please view the 'Call for papers' for this particular issue. The extended deadline for paper submission is 30 June 2017.
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