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SPRI Review 2006: 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. The recent appointment of Margaret Margereson has brought the number of staff at the IGS headquarters to eight.

During 2006, the IGS published five issues of the Journal of Glaciology, four issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and four volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. Ken Moxham, Jo Clegg and Rachel Brown handled house editing for the Journal and Ken has edited the Annals. The Society has also implemented a policy of publishing accepted papers on the web as soon as proof reading by the authors and subsequent correction is complete, reducing the time between submission and publication. The IGS organized two symposia in 2006; the International Symposium on Earth and Planetary Ice-Volcano interactions held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 19-23 June, and the International Symposium on Cryospheric Indicators of Global Climate Change held at the Scott Polar Research Institute between 22-28 August. Details of the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)