IGS Nordic Branch Meeting 2021

Welcome to The Nordic Branch Meeting of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) 2021. This year the meeting is taking place 4-6 November, in Oslo, Norway.

Photo: View from Kongsvegen over Kongsfjord with Blomstrandbreen in the background (Svalbard), June 2021. Photo: Andreas Alexander

View over Kongsfjord with Blomstrandbreen in the background (Svalbard), June 2021. Photo: Andreas Alexander/GEO/UiO

The Nordic Branch Meeting of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) is an open meeting of glaciologists presenting and discussing their glaciological research. We encourage in particular participation by student/early-career scientists. The meeting is hosted by GeoHyd, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo.

The meeting will be held in person, but it is also possible to participate remotely for the scientific sessions although presentations can only be given by participants joining in person. 

If you want to give a presentation at the meeting, please register with a tentative title, but no abstract is needed.

The deadline for registration was: 15 October

Thursday 4 November: Ice breaker

Location: NVE - Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat (NVE), Middelthuns gate 29, 0368 Oslo; closest subway station is ‘Majorstuen’. It is a ~5 min to walk from the subway station to NVE (close to Vigelandsparken). Please make sure to be there on time since the door will then be locked (information for late arrivals will be posted on the door)

  • 17:30-18:00 – Registration at NVE’s main entrance.
  • 18:00-22:00 – Icebreaker & Welcome. Includes buffet dinner and drinks.

Friday 5 November

Location: Blindern Campus of University og Oslo (UiO), Georg Sverdrups Hus (GSH), Aud1, closest subway station ´Blindern´ (T4 and T5)

  • 08:30-09:00 – Registration
  • 09-17:30 – Scientific program
  • 18-23:00 – Banquet dinner. 
    • See costs for Banquet dinner below.

UiO/Campus map: https://www.uio.no/english/about/getting-around/areas/blindern/

Saturday 6 November

Location: Blindern Campus of University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrups Hus (GSH)

  • 08:30-09:00 – Registration
  • 09-16:00 – Scientific program

There will be oral presentations (max 15 minutes) and a poster session.

Further meeting details will be announced directly to participants.


There is no registration fee for the meeting. The icebreaker, lunches, coffee breaks are covered by an external grant from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and support from NVE and IGS. However, we need to take a modest fee of ~200 NOK/18 GBP to cover the costs for the banquet/dinner on Friday.

If you signed up for the banquet, please pay this fee latest by Monday 1 November (link to payment site will be provided soon). The fee will not be reimbursed for no-shows.

Regarding Covid-19

Any restrictions have been lifted entirely in Norway. Any remaining travel restrictions for international travel to Norway are detailed here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/norway-to-open-all-its-border-crossings-from-october-6/

COVID rules and recommendation – stay home if you have symptoms!

Anyone who develops symptoms of a coronavirus infection should take a test and stay at home/hotel. This also applies to those who are vaccinated. You can ask us for the zoom links to follow the meeting online.

Check this official page for more information on rules and recommendations in Norway: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/overview-of-rules-and-recommendations/


  • Liss Andreassen, NVE (lma@nve.no)
  • Regine Hock, Univ. of Oslo (regine.hock@geo.uio.no)
  • Thomas Schuler, Univ. of Oslo (t.v.schuler@geo.uio.no)

Additonal information:

Meeting information at IGS webpage:


Published Oct. 5, 2021 2:21 PM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2021 11:09 AM