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.

» News & Announcements

The 33rd Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processess (FRISP) will be held from 15-18 September 2019 at The Queen's College, Oxford, UK. The conference will begin on the evening of 15 September (Sunday) and conclude at lunchtime on 18 September (Wednesday).

The conference will be followed by the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration annual meeting, which will run from 18-19 September (Wednesday and Thursday).

For any queries related to FRISP, please contact

Registration closes 31 May, and abstract submission closes 30 June.
Register and submit your abstract through the links on the FRISP 2019 website: