A new Chinese Society of Cryosphere Science (CSCS) was formerly established on September 22nd, 2016 and the initial meeting of the first council of CSCS was held in Nanjing, China.

The establishment of the CSCS will serve as a new platform for communication of Chinese cryosphere scientists, which will integrate national academic resource of cryosphere science and related social implications for cryosphere science in the future.

Academician Dahe Qin was voted as the president of the first council. Academician Tandong Yao, Bojie Fu, Yuanming Lai, Renhe Zhang, Professor Yongjian Ding (executive), Huigen Yang, Wei Ma, and Yong Luo were voted as vice president. Professor Cunde Xiao was voted as the secretary general of the first council and Professor Shichang Kang and Qingbai Wu as vice-secretary general. In addition, 104 council members with 41 executive members were also elected.

The office of the CSCS secretariat is established in the State Key Laboratory of Cryosphere Science, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).