Ice Memory Foundation

The Ice Memory initiative aims to collect, save and manage ice cores from selected glaciers currently in danger of degradation or disappearance, with their yielded information for decades and centuries to come. Safeguarding these ice cores is key to provide scientific advances and knowledge, that will ultimately contribute to the well-being of humanity.

Glacier bolivien

Most glaciers around the world are losing volume due to global warming. At the current rate, they are projected to completely disappear by the end of the 21st century for those found at 3,500 meters in the Alps and 5,400 meters in the Andes.

With their disappearance and perhaps just before that, due to melting water trickling down the glacier, unique pages in the history of our environment will disappear forever.

There is therefore an urgent need to safeguard these particular archives of human history.


Published on  October 11, 2019
Updated on March 29, 2023