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SPRI Review 2012: International Glaciological Society (IGS)

International Glaciological Society (IGS)

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) is based at SPRI. Its aim is to serve the worldwide community of glaciologists through its publishing activities, the organization of symposia and actively promoting the exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of snow and ice. During 2012, the IGS published six issues of the Journal of Glaciology containing a record number of pages; 1252 in all. Three issues of ICE, the IGS news bulletin, and three issues of the Annals of Glaciology were also poublished. The first Annals impact factor was published in June 2012 and was a very respectable 1.8. The IGS organized two international symposium in 2012. One on ‘Seasonal Snow and Ice’, was held in Lahti, Finland, in May-June. The second was held in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, towards the end of June. In addition, the Society co-sponsored several IGS branch meetings and other meetings by separate organizations. Details on the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)