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International Glaciological Society (IGS) 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;
  • publish
  • 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.


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