«The role of the cryosphere in the past, present and future of the Earth»
26-29 May 2020, St. Peterburg


1 January - 1 March  - period of registration fees payment

1 March - last day of registration and abstract submission

26 May - the beginning of the Symposium at the Institute of Arctic and Antarctic

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the XVII Glaciological Symposium scheduled for 26 – 29 May  2020, St. Petersburg, Russia.

In the hope that the pandemic will have declined globally by autumn, we still plan for the second decade of November. More information will be posted on the symposium website and distributed when a clearer picture of the developments emerges.

Until then, stay healthy and best wishes from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Registration ended 29 of February. 

The XVII Glaciological Symposium will be held in St.Petersburg, Russia, 26-29 May 2020 with the theme "The role of the cryosphere in the past, present and future of the Earth”. The Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute are organizing the meeting.

Symposium Organizing Committee

Chairman of the Organizing Committee - Kotlyakov Vladimir M.
Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee - Osokin Nikolay

Members of the organizing committee:

I.E. Frolov (Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARII), St. Petersburg)
A.S. Makarov (AANII, St. Petersburg)
M.Yu. Moskalevsky (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)
T.N. Belyaeva (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)
V.N. Mikhalenko (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
V.A. Semenov (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)
A.V. Sosnovsky (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)

Symposium Program Committee

Chairman of the program committee - Glazovsky Andrey
Deputy Chairman of the Program Committee - Chernov Robert

O.N. Solomina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
S.R. Verkulich (AANII, St. Petersburg)
G.A. Nosenko (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)
R.A. Chernov (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)
I.A. Marchuk (Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow)

Scientific Program

The Symposium will cover a wide range of cryospheric topics. It is expected that for the most part, presentations will describe results of recent investigations devoted to the main key issues of present-day glaciology. Each oral presentation will be allowed 20 minutes, including discussion. Poster sessions and discussion will also be scheduled. Working languages are Russian and English (no simultaneous translation will be provided).

Requirements for abstracts are as follows: 1) Russian or English language; 2) Title must not exceed 10 words; 3) A one-page text should not contain more than 2500 characters with spaces, i.e. to cover one page in the A4 format; 4) Title, authors, and institutes should be typed on separate lines with central alignment in the upper part of the page; 5) Microsoft Word (in formats *.doc or *.rtf) and Times New Roman font, 12 pt, one-line spacing, and a paragraph indention of 1.25 cm should be used;

Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1, 2020. 


The individual registration fee for participation in the Symposium will be 50 euros. This fee includes coffeebreaks, a folder with abstracts and other information. Foreign participants can pay the registration fee using the online service (https://infogeoservice.ru/index.php/en/xvii-glaciological-symposium) or in cash on the first day of the symposium.

All potential participants (including non-presenters) are invited to register online before March 1, 2020.

The following information is necessary. 

1. Personal information (name, surname, position and organization, contact information, e-mail address). We ask that you indicate in the field «Comments» the title of your report; 

2. Lodging: please provide dates of arrival and departure. Choice of preferred hotels and booking should be made independently (the simplest way via site www.booking.com ). 

3. Abstract; 

4. Your anticipated participation in excursions. 


For entering Russia you need a visa. For preparing an official invitation please complete the visa form and with s can copy of the first page of your passport send us 2 month before your arrival.

Hotel in St. Petersburg is booking in your own.