This working group aims to maintain and further develop the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI). The RGI is a globally complete dataset of glacier outlines with a ‘frozen’ time stamp for use primarily in global/regional scale glacier mass change assessments and modeling. The RGI is derived from glacier outlines from GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) and is also hosted at GLIMS.
This working group (WG) aims to assess regional glacier mass changes using various observation technologies with the ultimate goal to obtain new consensus estimates of global glacier mass changes and related uncertainties.
Joint commissions with other IUGG Associations aim to foster collaboration and coordination on topics of overlapping interests. Joint commissions are led by a co-chair from both Associations involved. See the Terms of Reference (ToR) for further information.
IACS has co-sponsored cryosphere-related workshops, educational or other events, for example, with financial support (typically with a maximum of 2000 Euros per event) or early-career scientists awards at conferences. Organizers of such events can request support from IACS. Further information here.
Here you find IACS documents such as reports to IUGG summarizing IACS activities (annually and every 4 years) and minutes from the IACS Plenary Administrative Sessions (held with all National Delegates every 4 years at IUGG meetings)