The Calendar, prepared by the International Arctic Science Committee, is released in December every year. The Secretariat of the organisation collects and selects the best Arctic pictures from the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life, and more.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) has included a photo by Igor Vasilevich, a researcher at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, in its new Arctic Calendar. The photo was taken during a snow survey on the Gronfjordbreen moraine, Svalbard, Gronfjord. In the course of his duties, the researcher noticed a part of the glacier that had thawed and, separating from the main part, created a massive "visor" with icicles as long as a man's height. As a result, the photo taken was chosen to illustrate June in the calendar.
This is not the first AARI researcher’s work that has earned the attention of the organisation. Previously, Igor Vasilevich's photos were included in the IASC Calendar 2023 and 2022 Bulletin.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is a non-governmental organisation that aims to encourage, facilitate and promote cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge interdisciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.
The annual calendar has been released by the Secretariat of the organisation since 2020. The Secretariat collects and selects the best Arctic pictures from the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life, and more - submitted by the IASC community.