Graham Cogley Award

The award was established in memory of Graham Cogley (see obituary) and recognizes excellence in glaciological research by early career scientists. The award was initiated and is generously sponsored by the Cogley family for a period of 20 years, and is shared between IACS and the International Glaciological Society (IGS).

Graham at the AGU conference in 2011.
Graham discussing a student poster at the AGU conference in 2011.

Goals of the Working Group

The main goals are a) to update and enrich the GlaThiDa global ice thickness data base, b) to perform an intercomparison of existing models that derive ice thickness distributions of individual glaciers, and c) to model the ice thickness distribution of all glaciers of the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI).

Download the 2014 proposal to IACS here, which details the objectives and work plan of the WG.

RGI Working Group

The main goal is to maintain and further update the RGI glacier inventory data set. Data and technical documentations can be downloaded here

With great sadness we inform that RGI WG co-chair Graham Cogley passed away in October 2018. See obituary

Download the 2013 proposal to IACS here and the proposal for a 1-year extension (2018-2019)


IACS Assemblies occur every two years: at the IUGG General Assemblies which take place every 4 years and include all 8 IUGG Associations, and once in between typically jointly with 1-2 other IUGG Associations.