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Gunnar Østrem
1922–2020

Gunnar Østrem

Gunnar joined the Society in 1955 and so was one of our oldest members. He served on various committees for the Society and was made a honorary member of the IGS in 2001. He was the Norway correspondent to the IGS for several years.

Gunnar was an extraordinary enthusiastic glaciologist! He built up the glacier office (brekontoret) at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Oslo, Norway, from 1962. He initiated glacier mass balance investigations in Norway and Canada. He also worked as professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. A full obituary will be published later.

A profile on Gunnar was published in ICE number 41 in 1973. Follow the link to read more about his career.

In celebration of Gunnar's 85th birthday in 2007 NVE organised a mini-symposium. It was reported in ICE 143, follow the link to read more.

We have also included a link to another ICE report, this time from NVE's 50th anniversary in which Gunnar played a major role.