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International Glaciological Society

The International Glaciological Society, IGS The Society developed from the The Association for the Study of Snow and Ice that was created in 1936 by a group of British snow and ice enthusiasts. In 1968, the name was changed to The International Glaciological Society to better reflect its worldwide role and international membership.

The objects of the Society are:

  1. 1. To stimulate interest in and encourage research into the scientific and technical problems of snow and ice in all countries;
  2. 2. To facilitate and increase the flow of glaciological ideas and information
  3. 3. To publish the Journal of Glaciology, the Annals of Glaciology, Ice and other such publications as the Council from time to time determines;
  4. 4. To sponsor lectures, field meetings and symposia.

The first Journal was published in 1947; now we publish 6 issues per year. The Annals is a thematic journal published 3 to 4 times per year. Both the Journal and the Annals are listed in the Science Citation Index.

The Society also publishes a newsletter, ICE, three times a year, which carries news of the various research activities that takes place around the world. We now have 24 correspondents in 20 countries and they submit regular reports on the activities taking place in their respective countries. Thus the members are kept abreast of what their fellow glaciological researchers are doing.

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