Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
  • Cryosphere
  • Arctic
  • Antarctic
  • Alpine
  • Non-Polar
  • Scientific Network
IACS is one of eight associations of the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG). IACS aims to promote the advancement of cryospheric sciences of the Earth and the solar system. For example, IACS organizes bi-annual scientific meetings and supports international Working Groups, which are initiated by members. IACS offers a free membership.

The objectives of the IACS are:
- to promote studies of cryospheric subsystems of the Earth solar systems
- to encourage research in the above subjects by members of the cryospheric community, national and international institutions and programmes, and individual countries through collaboration and international co-ordination
- to provide an opportunity on an international basis for discussion and publication of the results of the above research
- to promote education and public awareness on the cryosphere
- to facilitate the standardisation of measurement or collection of data on cryospheric systems and of the analysis, archiving and publication of such data.

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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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