Kamilla H. Sjursen wins best student oral presentation award at IGS symposium

by Jacob Yde, July 1, 2022

JOSTICE PhD student, Kamilla Hauknes Sjursen (HVL), won the Best Student Oral Presentation award at the International Glaciological Society (IGS) symposium on Maritime Glaciers, which took place in Juneau, Alaska. Kamilla presented her work on improving estimation of glacier mass balance model parameters.


On the final day of the IGS symposium on Maritime Glaciers (June 19-24, 2022), Kamilla was present the prestigious award. Kamilla’s talk was entitled “Bayesian estimation of mass balance model parameters for glaciers along a maritime-continental climate gradient”. Her analysis was focused on seven glaciers in southern Norway, including the Jostedalsbreen ice cap outlet glaciers Nigardsbreen and Austdalsbreen.

Kamilla Sjursen presenting her study at the IGS symposium on Maritime Glaciers (photo: Liss M. Andreassen).

At the IGS symposium, Jostedalsbreen ice cap was also highlighted in a talk by Liss M. Andreassen (NVE), who presented preliminary results on “Geometric and geodetic mass balance changes of Jostedalsbreen ice cap”. The focus of this study is on the geodetic mass balance of the ice cap for the period 1966 to 2020. The series of IGS international symposia has a long tradition and has been the main event for glaciologists from all around the world to network, exchange scientific ideas and discuss glacier science.

This is the second time that a JOSTICE student wins an award at an IGS meeting. Siri Engen won the Best Student Poster award at the annual Nordic IGS branch meeting in 2021.