IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The award of medals will normally be by the President of IASC during the Arctic Science Summit Week (or exceptionally at another major international meeting) following the ratification of the award.

Nominations for the IASC Medal 2013, which will be awarded at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland (13-19 April 2013), can be submitted to the IASC Secretariat until 31 December 2012. A medal nomination form is available on the IASC website at:

http://iasc.arcticportal.org/index.php/home/iasc/iasc-medal

For more information please contact the IASC Secretariat.

The SAON Board will hold its second meeting in Potsdam, Germany on 1-2 October 2012.

Meeting documents are found here

The INTERACT Transnational Access call for summer season 2013 and winter season 2013/2014 is open 1-31 October at http://www.eu-interact.org

Terry Callaghan is Task Lead for the INTERACT SAON Task: "I am highly up-beat by the achievements of INTERACT and in fact have just been selected by the EU as a "success story"

The initiative on Arctic Data Coordination held a workshop in April 2012 after the IPY conference in Montreal. The minutes are now available.

The SAON Board held its first meeting in Tromsoe, Norway on 24-25 January 2012

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