The Geological Remote Sensing Group Announces 2020 Student Awards

]The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) has announced the three winners of their Annual Student Awards.

Each winner will receive £1,000 to support their studies and research work as well as an invitation to present their winning papers at the GRSG Annual Conference, which will be held at the Geological Society’s offices in central London in December.

GRSG Chairman, Charlotte Bishop explains the background to the Group’s awards; “The GRSG represents everyone working with geology-based remote sensing and all students in this field are the future of research and commercial applications. Our Student Awards have provided support for many years now and I am delighted that we have been able to maintain the £1000 support for each winner, even in these difficult times.”

Applications for this year’s awards were received from further education establishments all around the world, ensuring that the committee’s decision was as difficult as ever.

The three winners are:

Adam Cotterill – University College London – PhD 

Adam’s work aims to combine ground and aerial-based measurements of volcanic gas emissions with satellite-based remote sensing techniques at two, frequently active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.

Edna Warsame Dualeh – University of Leeds – PhD 

Edna’s project will test the applicability of radar backscatter data and methods to examining and distinguishing volcanic processes and eruptions.

Bruno Virgilio Portela – University of Twente – MSc 

Bruno’s research is going to use proximal and remote sensing data to characterise the occurrence of overprinting patterns in pyrophyllite-muscovite distribution and explore its implications to mineral exploration on an epithermal gold system.

Charlotte Bishop again; “I congratulate Adam, Edna and Bruno on their awards and I very much hope that they will be able to join us in London for the annual conference and explain their work to the wider community.”