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SPRI Review 2005: International Glaciological Society

International Glaciological Society

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) is based at the Institute. Its aim is to serve the worldwide community of glaciologists by publishing activities, organization of symposia and actively promoting the exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of snow and ice. In 2005, new staff member Rowena Baxter brought the total number of staff members at the IGS headquarters up to seven. The new production procedures implemented last year have proved their worth. Already we are noticing considerable improvements in the turnaround time for accepted articles.

During 2005, the IGS published five issues of the Journal of Glaciology, two issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and two volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. Ken Moxham and Jo Clegg handled house editing for the Journal and Ken has edited the Annals. Two symposia were also organized in 2005; the International Symposium on High Elevation Glaciers and Climate Records held in Lanzhou, China, 5-9 September and the International Symposium on Sea Ice held in Dunedin, New Zealand, 5-9 December. Details of the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)