FRISP - Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes


- a forum to discuss ice shelf processes and related problems.

FRISP was started in 1984, and used to mean "Filchner-Ronne-Ice-Shelf-Programme". FRISP is a subcommmittee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Working Group of Glaciology. For several years the work of the FRISP parties was focused on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS). But meanwhile the geographical restriction to FRIS was widened up and other ice shelves have been included into the investigations.  FRISP started out as an European forum, but now welcomes any scientist working on ice shelves and related issues.  FRISP remains a focus on glaciology, but the scope is extended to include continental shelf oceanography, meteorology, and quaternary paleoclimatology  to encourage discussion between these disciplines.

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The 34rd Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processess (FRISP) will be held online during June 2020. For more information see the conference website.

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Register and submit your abstract through the links on the FRISP 2020 website: