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May 25th, 2017
The Geological Remote Sensing Group Makes 2017 Student Awards Across the Globe

Guildford, UK, May 2017: After receiving numerous and high quality applications, the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) has awarded three students £1000 each to support their studies and research work.

GRSG Chairman, Charlotte Bishop explains the background to the Group’s awards; “Students are a big part of the GRSG; they are the future of all geological-based industries and for many years we have actively supported them in as many ways as we can. This year, the committee decided to increase the student awards from £750 to £1000 to make a real difference to the research and projects they are able to undertake at both PhD level and the recently introduced MSc.”

This year, applications poured in from further education establishments all over the world including the UK, Italy, the USA, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Given the standard of the competition, the committee found it difficult to make their decision but after much deliberation they decided the following winners:

PhD Awards:

Jo Miles, University of Bristol, UK – Mapping the potassic footprint of volcanic-hydrothermal systems from the shallow submarine environment through aerial radiation mapping: an example from Milos Island, Greece

Dario Solano, University of Miami, USA – Differential subsidence analysis over the Collective Transport System (Metro) in Mexico City using high-resolution  X-band spaceborne SAR.

MSc Award:

Imam Purwadi, ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands – Mapping iron-bearing mineral for evaluating the environmental benefit of REE mining plans: a case study in abandoned mine sites, Indonesia

Charlotte Bishop again; “I want to congratulate Jo, Dario and Imam on their awards and all the student members who applied, it was such a hard decision. I am looking forward to reading their research reports in a future edition of our newsletter and I hope they will be able to join us in Lisbon for the annual conference. If geology students are reading this and want to be considered for next year’s awards all they have to do is be a member, which only costs £7!

For more on the GRSG visit