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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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  • 09 December 2016, Lide Tian
  • A glacier near Lake Aru in western Tibet collapsed on 17 July 2016. Now the Journal of Glaciology publishes the first scientific account of this cryospheric...
  • Glaciology today: Q&A with Perry Bartelt
  • 28 September 2016, Perry Bartelt
  • In this blog Perry Bartelt– one of four new Associate Chief Editors for the journals of the International Glaciological Society, Journal of Glaciology and Annals...