The International Glaciological Society was born 82 years ago, and its Constitution was last renewed 33 years ago. The most relevant change in the IGS during recent years has been the transition to open access for the Journal and Annals. Other significant recent changes have been the setting of IGS core values and renovation of the awards system. But neither science nor society is static and as the ways of doing and disseminating science continue to change, scientific societies should respond, making effective use of new technologies and updating their governance rules where this makes sense. In our case, it is time to review the IGS Constitution again and this has to be done with the critical input of IGS members -present or past- as well as those who could potentially become members. This is the motivation of the present survey, which we strongly encourage you to answer.
Please find below the link to a survey, addressed to both IGS members -present or past- as well as those who could potentially become members, on IGS in general, and in particular on changes to IGS governance.
Its motivation is outlined below.
The survey will be open until 15 January 2019.