who we are
CryoCommunity is the product of the MARS pod's (Midwest And Random Stragglers glaciology) participation in URGEGeosciences in Spring 2021. Members of our URGE pod represent many different institutions and we seek to involve the broader cryospheric community in positive change. We started this website to generate, collate, and distribute best practices across a suite of academic processes and institution types.
The purpose of CryoCommunity is to build and foster a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive community and culture within the cryospheric sciences. We recognize that systematic racism and sexism are harmful barriers inherent in academic institutions. CryoCommunity aims to share resources and best practices across the community and to advocate for the changes needed to create an equitable and inclusive culture.
Our vision is for cryocommunity.org to as a hub for JEDI resources in the cryospheric sciences. While we will continue to share best practices and resources developed and currated by the MARS URGE pod, we would like to spotlight work by groups within the larger glaciological community, and by guest writers. This less formal format gives us all the flexibility to share helpful information free of any pay-walls.