The IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. This year, IASC recognizes Professor Terry Callaghan's outstanding contributions to international Arctic science collaboration.
Prof. Callaghan's research and impressive publication record has focused on Arctic environmental and terrestrial ecosystem processes. However, it is his networking and ability to connect large project teams internationally that has really set him apart. Prof. Callaghan has led and contributed to numerous international scientific syntheses. Through his work in the former Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (part of NERC), by setting up a field base in Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, as the Director of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science’s Abisko Scientific Research Station, and coordinator of the INTERACT network, Prof. Callahan has been instrumental in bringing researchers from around the world to the Arctic. Many scientists realise the value of networking, but it takes a fiery spirit like Prof. Callaghan's to make it happen.
Prof. Callaghan will receive his medal and deliver an award lecture at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017 in Prague.