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Bluesy glacier (Credit: Velio Coviello, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

CR Cryospheric Sciences Division on Cryospheric Sciences

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Division on Cryospheric Sciences
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Division on Cryospheric Sciences

President: Carleen Tijm-Reijmer (cr@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Nanna B. Karlsson (nbk@geus.dk)

The cryosphere are those parts of the Earth and other planetary bodies that are subject to prolonged periods of temperatures below the freezing point of water. These include glaciers, frozen ground, sea ice, snow and ice. One of the main aims of the EGU Division on Cryospheric Sciences (CR) is to facilitate the exchange of information within the science community. It does so by organising series of sessions at the annual EGU General Assembly, and through the publishing of the open-access journal The Cryosphere. The division awards the Julia and Johannes Weertman medal for outstanding contributions to the science of the cryosphere.

Recent awardees

Etienne Berthier

Etienne Berthier

  • 2023
  • Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal

The 2023 Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal is awarded to Etienne Berthier for outstanding scientific achievements in regional and global glacier mass change and remote sensing, and for immense service to the global cryospheric community.


Harry Zekollari

Harry Zekollari

  • 2023
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2023 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Harry Zekollari for outstanding research in the field of mass balance and glacier evolution modelling, and for his service to the cryosphere community.


Regine Hock

Regine Hock

  • 2022
  • Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal

The 2022 Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal is awarded to Regine Hock for outstanding scientific achievements on the study of glacier mass balance and immense service to the global cryospheric community.


Romain Millan

Romain Millan

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Romain Millan for contributions to cryospheric sciences through the development of new methods to map ocean and subglacial topography, and methods to quantify dynamic changes in flowing ice.


Bastien Ruols

Bastien Ruols

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Bastien Ruols Drone-based GPR system for 4D glacier data acquisition


Johanna Klahold

Johanna Klahold

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Johanna Klahold Diffraction imaging of alpine glacier GPR data


Michelle Maclennan

Michelle Maclennan

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Michelle Maclennan Climatology and Surface Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers on West Antarctica

Latest posts from the CR blog

Image of the week – The gaze of the ice cap

We are getting used to perceiving glaciers more and more distant and disconnected from our mountains. With each passing year, it is more difficult to observe them, reach them or climb them. They are becoming an exotic element of the Alpine imagination. When our gaze rests on a mountain glacier, with its crevasses and large moraines, we are filled with the wonder of someone observing a new natural wonder. Facing an Arctic ice cap In the Arctic, it is not …


Image of the week – Birds in the Arctic

I am a hobby ornithologist and love watching birds. It is fun and relaxing to search the trees or fields for feathered friends. One has to be aware of their surroundings, which can make birding even meditative. Here, I will tell you more about Arctic breeding birds, their population declines and I present to you three birds of the many I saw on my very first trips to the Arctic. Arctic breeding birds Birds live everywhere around the world, on …


Did you know that thawing permafrost is impacting Arctic livelihoods already today?

Would you like to join me on a little trip up North today? We will be visiting a small community in the Canadian high Arctic – a community built on permafrost ground. This sounds pretty cool in the first place, but brings along quite a few challenges that most of us probably do not have to think about. Let me introduce you to Tuktoyaktuk, the community that is endangered to fall into the sea… Let’s take a step back and …


Christmas special: this year’s Cryoblog

So this is the last post in 2022 for our blog. We have decided that this time, the topic will not be another exciting story about the science of ice and cold in their various forms. This time we are talking about the blog itself, so a kind of meta-post to take stock and understand a little better how our blog works, what it is about, and who our main authors are. To this purpose, we asked all the authors …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the January newsletter, researchers explore creative ways to involve non-technical audiences in space studies. An EGU funded outreach project called A Touch of Space Weather is teaching space science to blind and visually impaired children while space plasma physicist Martin Archer shares how researchers can engage more people with space sciences.

We also hear from EGU Head of Communications Hazel Gibson who tells us what we could expect from the European Space Agency’s new JUICE mission. Find out more on EGU blogs now!

As a reminder, registrations are now open for EGU23! Remember to check your inbox for the next monthly Update from our conference organiser Copernicus, arriving early February. If you miss an Update you can find them here where you can subscribe to receive them going forward.

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