Iceland Glaciological Society - EISI

Extreme Ice Survey Iceland

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This site is currently under development. Some functions don’t work and some content is missing. We will launch in September 2024 but your photo contributions are welcome in the meantime.


Help us record glaciers in Iceland

The Extreme Ice Survey Iceland (EISI) project invites citizen scientists to join us in building an ongoing photographic record of glacier change. Together we will make a participatory time-lapse of Iceland’s glaciers.

Take a photo at one of our repeat photography locations:

Enter your photo into the historical record by uploading it here:

Images submitted to EISI are released under a public domain (CC0) license. Read more about how your data is used.

How are Iceland's glaciers changing?

Since the mid 1990s, glaciers in Iceland have retreated rapidly and glacier recession is one of the most obvious consequences of the warming climate in the country.

The warming climate is caused by human activity, mainly emissions of greenhouse gases due to the burning of fossil fuels. Keeping global temperatures to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels will be key to the future survival of many of the country’s glaciers and ice caps.

Learn more about how Iceland’s glaciers are changing over time.

Time-lapse photography is a way of seeing changes in glacier landscapes that are happening just too slowly to notice in a single visit. The EISI project will make an open access series of participatory time-lapses of glaciers in Iceland, like this one: