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About the 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:
- 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.
The Society recognizes achievements in glaciology and contributions to the development of the science through the award of the Seligman Crystal, Honorary Membership and the Richardson Medal. Information on recent work in glaciology is submitted periodically to National Correspondents and compiled into reports which are published in ICE.
The Society has branches in different parts of the world that provide a further opportunity for those sharing a common interest to meet and exchange information
- British Branch (United Kingdom)
- Nordic Branch
- Northeastern North American Branch
- Polish Branch
- Western Alpine branch
- New Zealand branch
Founder: Gerald Seligman
President: Douglas R. MacAyeal
Secretary General: Magnús Már Magnússon