Vision and values

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Convinced that safeguarding a heritage of ice coming from glaciers in danger of disappearing highlights the responsibility held by today’s generation, the international, scientific and institutional community has decided to take action.

Our vision

Glaciers are known to contain the memory of past climate and environment.

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.


The Ice Memory Foundation federates the scientific and institutional communities in order to create, under international governance, an Antarctic legacy of heritage ice cores. Future generation of scientists will therefore have access to high-quality ice cores in order to pursue their research.

Our values

Ice Memory is an international initiative, based on strong common values:
  • Trust in science
  • Disinterested cooperation
  • Confidence in future generations
  • Independence
Jean Jouzel
Published on  October 11, 2019
Updated on July 25, 2022