FRISP - Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes
FRISP was started in 1984 as the Filchner-Ronne-Ice-Shelf-Programme. It is a subcommmittee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Working Group of Glaciology. Initially the FRISP activities were focused on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) in the southern Weddell Sea. But meanwhile the geographical restriction to FRIS was widened up and other ice shelves have been included into the investigations. FRISP started out as an European forum, but now welcomes any scientist working on ice shelves and related issues. FRISP remains a focus on glaciology, but the scope is extended to include continental shelf oceanography, meteorology, and quaternary paleoclimatology to encourage discussion between these disciplines.