We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2024 IASC Medal, awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic.

The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Donald K. Perovich for outstanding long-lasting achievements to improve the knowledge on the albedo effect and its impact and through his outstanding communication and mentoring efforts ensuring the spread of this knowledge all the way from class rooms to governments around the world.
  • James Overland for outstanding long-lasting achievements to improve interdisciplinary knowledge particularly on the linkages between the Arctic and the mid-latitudes and ensuring this information becomes widely available by his ability to present complex information in an accessible way and his critical role to the formation of IASC Atmosphere Working Group.
  • Markus Rex, Matthew Shupe, Klaus Dethloff for outstanding achievements to plan and execute the unique international Arctic Ocean program MOSAiC which is fundamental for our understanding of the Arctic, and which will serve the international community with new data that was not previously possible to access.
  • Matthew Shupe for outstanding achievements in interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on large scale meteorology to cloud formation, his mentorship and his critical role on steering the unique international Arctic Ocean program MOSAiC to success.

IASC would like to thank the 2024 IASC Medal Committee, who reviewed the nominations: Margareta Johansson (Chair), Sergi Pla-Rabes, Muyin Wang, Mark Inall and Alison Perrin.

The winner of the 2024 IASC Medal is expected to be announced at the end of January. The IASC Medal recipient is expected to deliver an award lecture and be presented with the Medal at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2024.

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