Martin Jakobsson represents a new generation of arctic scientists for whom multinational and cross-disciplinary science comes naturally. His view that data should be open and accessible for all research is part ofhis success, as illustrated by the wide use of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO). This beautiful map, which is fundamental to our understanding of the Arctic, has been cited in several thousand publications in areas such as oceanography, tectonics,and palaeo-climate.

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

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