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SPRI Review 2008: 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. 2008 again saw a record number of paper submissions to the Journal of Glaciology. This is the third year in a row we have broken the previous year's record. In total, 153 submissions were received, 43% above the 1993-2007 average. This increase in submission prompted the IGS Council to agree to publish a fifth issue in 2008 instead of the normal four. The average time between submission and publication remains well within a year. During 2008, the IGS also published three issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and three volumes of the Annals of Glaciology. Two symposia wer organised in 2008, the International Symposium on Radioglaciology, held in Madrid, Spain, in June and the International Symposium on Dynamics in Glaciology, held in Limerick, Ireland, in August. We also organized two workshops; one on 'Mass Balance Modelling and Measurements', held in Skeikampen, Norway in March and one on 'World Glacier Monitoring' in Lanzhou, China in September. Details on the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)