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SPRI Review 2002: International Glaciological Society

International Glaciological Society

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) is based at the SPRI, from where it undertakes publishing activities, organises symposia and serves the worldwide community of glaciologists. It is the international scholarly society for glaciology and has about 850 members. During 2002, the IGS published four issues of the Journal of Glaciology, three issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and two volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. The Society also sponsored two meetings. The International Symposium on Fast Glacier Flow was held in Yakutat, Alaska, 10-14 June 2002 and The International Symposium on Physical and Mechanical Processes in Ice in Relation to Glacier and Ice-Sheet Modelling was held in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France, 26-30 August 2002. Glaciology-related symposia were also co-sponsored at the European Geophysical Society XXVII General Assembly, Nice, France, 22-26 April 2002. The Society actively promotes the exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of snow and ice. Details on the IGS and its activities are available from its website (http://www.igsoc/home.htm), hosted by SPRI. During 2003, Dr Simon Ommanney will retire as Secretary General in 2003 and be succeeded by Dr Magnús Már Magnússon, who is currently with the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Dr Simon Ommanney (Secretary General)