The Secretariat is responsible for the daily operations of IASC. Rannis, the Icelandic Centre for Research, began hosting the IASC Secretariat from January 2017 and has committed to do so for 5 years.

The Secretariat is based in Akureyri, Iceland. Previously, Germany, Norway, and Sweden served as host countries.


Executive Secretary

Allen Pope

Allen Pope

Executive Officer

Gunnar Gunnarsson

Gunnar Gunnarsson

Communications Manager

Federica Scarpa

federica scarpa

Executive Officer

Yoo Kyung Lee, Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)

Yoo Kyung Lee

Secretary Social & Human Working Group

Susan File, Canadian Polar Commission (CPC)

Susan File

Secretary Marine Working Group

Jeanette Axelsson, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat


Secretary Terrestrial Working Group

Galina Antonovskaya, N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research

Galina A

IASC Fellowships & Early Career Support

Maja Lisowska, Polish Centre for Polar Research and the PPC

Maja Lisowska

Secretary Cryosphere Working Group

Tetsuo Sueyoshi, Japanese Nat'l Institute of Polar Research

Tetsuo Sueyoshi