IASC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 IASC Medal, awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic.

The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Atsumu Ohmura for outstanding achievement in understanding complex climate and glacier relationships, thermal energy flow in the Arctic, and in building programs and data-archives in the Arctic
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  • Peter Wadhams for outstanding achievement in understanding polar climate and sea-ice interactions, and the effect of the warming Arctic on sea ice loss and reduction of albedo
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  • Sue Ellen Moore for outstanding achievement in understanding marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels and how climate change is influencing the phenology of Arctic species
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IASC would like to thank the 2020 IASC Medal Committee, who reviewed the nominations: João Canário (Chair), Stanislav Ksenofontov, Karen Frey, and Guðrún Nína Petersen.

The winner of the 2020 IASC Medal is expected to be announced mid-February and the winner is expected to deliver an award lecture and be presented with their Medal at the Arctic Science Summit Week in Akureyri, Iceland.