IASC is happy to announce that Dr. Allen Pope will be IASC´s new Executive Secretary as of 01. January 2017. Volker Rachold, former Executive Secretary, will be assisting IASC with advice for the first trimester of 2017.

Allen PopeBefore coming to IASC, Dr. Allen Pope held positions as a research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (University of Colorado Boulder) and the Polar Science Center (University of Washington) where he researched remote sensing of glaciers. He also was a a visiting scientist at Dartmouth College where he taught a course on Polar remote sensing. Allen holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Polar Studies from Cambridge University where he worked on multispectral remote sensing of Arctic glaciers and conducted glaciological fieldwork in Antarctica, Iceland, Svalbard, Sweden, Alaska, Canada, and Nepal. He has worked extensively with a range of international scientific organizations, including as a council member of the American Geophysical Union and president of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. You can find out more about Allen and his research at https://about.me/allenpope. He also enjoys sharing and discussing polar science with the public and tweets @PopePolar.