Regine Hock

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

Glacier mass balance, glacier meteorology and hydrology, modeling the response of glaciers to climate change, contribution of glacier wastage to global sea-level rise.

Courses taught


Positions held:

2020/9–present: Professor, Department of Geoscience, Oslo University

2007–2020: Professor of Geophysics, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), Affiliated/partial employment at UAF 2020 – present.

2013–2018: Guest Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

2002–2007: Research fellow at Stockholm University 

2001: Post-doc at Department of Meteorology,Stockholm University

1998–2001: Senior scientist at Climate Impact Research Center, Kiruna, Sweden 


  • 1998: PhD (hydrology/glaciology), ETH Zurich, Switzerland (1998)
  • 1991: Diplom' (M.Sc.) in hydrology (undergraduate minors in physics and chemistry), Freiburg University, Germany (1991)
  • 1991: Staatsexamen' (M.A.) in physical education/geography (high-school teaching degree), Freiburg University, Germany  (1991)
  • 1987: B.Sc., Brock University, Canada (1987) (year abroad)

Scientific appointments and services

2017–2019 Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and the Cryosphere in a Warming Climate

2017–2021: President of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)

2015/1–present: Chief Editor of Frontiers in Earth Science - Cryospheric Sciences

2014–2018: Co-chair of working group of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) on the Randolph Glacier Inventory and infrastructure for glacier monitoring, 

2015–2019: Co-chair of Targeted Activity under CliC "Glacier Model Intercomparison (GlacierMIP)"

2012–2015: Vice president of the International Glaciological Society (IGS)

2008–2016: Elective member of the council of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) 

2005–2015: Secretary of the International Commission on Snow and Ice Hydrology

2005–2011: Scientific editor of Journal of Glaciology 

2003–2009: Member of editorial board of Geografiska Annaler 

Contributing author to IPCC-4 (2007) and IPCC-5 (2013)

Member of working group on 'Mass-balance terminology and methods' by International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (2008-2011)

Lead author of glacier chapter of Arctic Council's Project on Climate Change and the Arctic Cryosphere (SWIPA), published in 2012

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