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The International Glaciological Society Global Seminar Series!

Its all starting Wednesday 15th April (+1 in Australia/Japan) 2020 with a presentation from Helen Fricker.

We are live on Zoom every Wednesday (well, almost every Wednesday).

Seminar times:

London - 9pm

Europe - 10pm

East Coast US - 4pm

West Coast US - 1pm

Australia - 6am

Tokyo - 5am

January 26th
Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Japan - 'Cryoconite: the dark side of glaciers'

Please register in advance for the seminars - it seems that you can't register during the seminar itself.

If you have already registered you should be able to use the same link as last week.

Once you have registered please check the link (you should see the waiting room).

Any issues, drop an e-mail to the moderator, Tavi Murray an email and she'll try and help you. There's a short question to answer - please tell Tavi enough to accept you! She'll be doing that manually, so just be kind and make it obvious... (I'm a PhD student with X... or whatever).
Using your work email would make Tavi's life really easy.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.
The seminar will also be live-streamed to the IGS Facebook page so that you can watch it afterwards if technology fails or you can't make it!

Here is a listing of all the seminars, from the beginning up until September.
To watch the video of a talk, please click on the title of the talk and you will be taken to the IGS u-tube channel

Future seminars will feature... your favourite researchers... including YOU! Please volunteer or respond positively to the invite you get sent!

Christmas break

  • January 12th Ute Herzfeld, University of Boulder, Colorado, 'Lasers big and small -- From ICESat-2 to the surge of Negribreen, Svalbard'
  • January 19th No talks - we get the day off
  • January 26th Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Japan - 'Cryoconite: the dark side of glaciers'

  • February 2nd Seligman Crystal talks
    • Douglas R. MacAyeal, University of Chicago - 'Who is Gerald Seligman'
    • Richard C A Hindmarsh, University of Durham - 'What we have done'
  • February 9th Koji Fujita, Nagoya University 'Behind the Himalayan glacier fields'
  • February 16th 3 ECR talks
    • Ugo NanniI, University of Oslo - 'Dynamic imaging of glacial structures with a dense seismic array: active/passive crevasses and subglacial hydrology.'
    • Slot available
    • Slot available
  • February 23rd Richard Alley, Penn State 'GHOSTly flute music: drumlins, moats, and the bed of Thwaites Glacier'
  • March 2nd Alex Fraser, UTAS Tasmania 'Antarctic fast ice: why it matters, what we know, and what's missing?'
  • March 9th Shelley MacDonell, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA) 'Snow and ice in the desert: mountain hydrology and community engagement in the semiarid Chilean Andes'
  • March 16th Felicity McCormack, Monash University, Australia 'Recent developments in modelling ice sheet deformation'
  • March 23rd 3 ECR talks
    • 3 slots available
  • March 30th Andres Rivera Ibanez, University of Chile 'Current status of Chilean glaciers and the discussion of a glacier law'
  • April 6th Andy Aschwanden, Fairbanks, Alaska 'Predicting sea-level rise from ice sheets: the good, the bad, and the ugly'


  • April 15th = 2 YEARS of SEMINAR
  • April 27th 3 ECR talks
    • 3 slots available
  • May 4th JEDI-themed talks on Star Wars Day: Helen Amanda Fricker, Julia Wellner, Tavi Murray
    • JW: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) efforts of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC)
    • TM: 'Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the climate emergency: how the IGS seminars contribute'
  • May 11th Samuel Cook, IGE(CNRS) 'Fully-coupled 3D modelling of a large Greenlandic outlet glacier with evolving subglacial hydrology, frontal plume melting and calving'
  • May 18th Donald Slater, University of Edinburgh 'Revisiting the crevasse depth calving law in the presence of submarine melting'
  • May 25th Jane Hart, University of Southampton 'Exploring the subglacial environment'
  • June 1st Sue Cook, UTAS Tasmania 'Ocean-driven melt of Antarctic ice shelves: integrating field measurements into a model intercomparison
  • June 8th 3 ECR talks
    • 3 slots available