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Home 9 About 9 Objectives

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

Our objectives

The International Glaciological Society’s objectives, 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;
  • publish:
    • the Journal of Glaciology,
    • the Annals of Glaciology,
    • ICE, the News Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society, and
    • other appropriate publications, such as books and monographs;
  • sponsor lectures, field meetings and symposia;
  • promote and mentor the next generation of scientists