Siri Engen wins best student poster award at Nordic IGS conference

by Jacob Yde, November 11, 2021

Siri Engen, a bachelor student in geology and geohazards at HVL, won the Best Student Poster Presentation award at the 2021 Nordic Branch - International Glaciological Society (IGS) conference hosted by NVE and University of Oslo, Norway. Siri presented the preliminary results of her work on Brenndalsbreen, which is a part of the JOSTICE project.


Siri's award-winning poster was entitled Origin and consequences of a supraglacial sediment deposition event on Brenndalsbreen, Norway, which is also the topic of her bachelor thesis. The first part of Siri's work is to determine the timing and origin of a rock slide event that resulted in accumulation of a significant volume of sediment on the surface of Brenndalsbreen. Siri also aims to examine the consequences of this sediment deposition on glacier surface ablation and landform formation.

The annual Nordic Branch IGS conference took place in Oslo on November 4-6, 2021. The conference started with an ice-breaker event on November 4 at the fine facilities of NVE, followed by two days of oral and poster presentations at University of Oslo on Blindern. The 2022 Nordic Branch IGS conference will be held in Uppsala, Sweden.

Siri Engen with the award certificate at Nordic Branch IGS (photo: Marthe Gjerde).

Siri Engen presenting her poster at Nordic IGS on November 5, 2021 (photo: Marthe Gjerde).