Nigel Press was very honoured by the GRSG’s gesture in making him Life-time Member of the GRSG following the support of Nigel Press Associates Ltd now NPA Satellite Mapping (A CGG Company) in GRSG activities for a number of years.
Recognising that there is still much needed scientific progress to be made in our discipline, he wanted to offer some continuing contribution for the future in return. Nigel is therefore pleased to announce that the Lydia Press Memorial Fund Fieldwork Bursary Scheme is being opened to Student Members of GRSG. The Fund provides a few bursaries each year, mainly to MSc students, to undertake fieldwork which has a humanitarian, sociological or environmental benefit, and ideally is carried out in conjunction with an NGO. Selection of projects is made purely on merit; in the last few years The Fund partly supported a GRSG member, Naomi Morris, on a very ambitious trip to work on geo-hazards in Papua New Guinea, other recipients included undergraduates from Oxford who worked on the Colima volcano in Mexico and L’Aquila earthquake site in Italy.
More details on this opportunity and how to apply can be found at www.lydiapress.org