Open call for contributions to the International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS)

The abstract submission period is open for the International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS). Participants wishing to present their works at the symposium organized by The International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) together with UPV/EHU may submit an abstract by 4 March 2022.

The International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS) will take place in Bilbao, Basque Country, on 05-10 June 2022. This one-week event will focus on the interrelations of ice in all its forms with the formal, natural, applied, and social sciences, and the humanities (see the suggested Topics).

The ISS Symposium will attract experts in climate, engineering, environment, policy, economy, philosophy, arts and other specialities that will join forces to seek inter- and transdisciplinary solutions for sustainable development and climate change awareness (see Keynote speakers & Committees).


The Council of the International Glaciological Society has decided to publish a thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on topics consistent with the Symposium themes. Participants are encouraged to submit manuscripts for this Annals volume (paper submission deadline: 1 September 2022).

Venue & Programme

The ISS Symposium will be held at Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU, Conference Auditorium, Bilbao (Spain). The main sessions of the Symposium will take place from Monday morning, 6 June, until the afternoon of Friday 10 June. On World Environment Day, Sunday 5 June, there will be several celebration activities and a pre-symposium icebreaker event in the late afternoon at Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU. Different Social Events are scheduled throughout the Symposium, including excursions to different locations in the Basque Country and the traditional symposium banquet at the Guggenheim Museum (see Social events & Excursions).

Come and attend* what will be a stimulating, innovative and productive symposium in a beautiful setting in the north coast of Spain!

*Required and recommended COVID-19 prevention measures will be followed during all ISS-related activities and remote participation options will also be offered.

Further information

If you wish to attend the Symposium, please express your interest online at
Information will be updated regularly on the local website

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