IASC is proud to announce that the IASC Medal 2011 will be awarded to Professor Martin Jakobsson. Jakobsson represents a new generation of Arctic scientist for which multinational and cross-disciplinary science comes naturally.

His view that data should be open and accessible for research, is part of his success as illustrated by the wide use of the IBCAO digital bathymetric map of the Arctic Ocean. This beautiful map has been used in several thousand publications in areas such as oceanography, tectonics and palaeo-climate and is fundamental for understanding the Arctic.

The medal will be presented by the IASC President, David Hik, on 29th March 2010 at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2011 in Seoul (Korea). The award ceremony will be followed by a 30 minute lecture from the awardee.