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Award to encourage young geospatial scientists

New Delhi, India

To encourage young researchers working in the areas of geospatial science and technologies, Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Trust has instituted the Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Gold Medal for ‘Young Geospatial Scientist™.’ The award, consisting of a gold medal, citation plaque and a certificate of merit, will be awarded annually during the biggest congregation of geospatial community in the country, India Geospatial Forum (previously known as ‘Map India’) during 8-9 February 2012.

Nominations are invited from scientists, engaged in research work in any of the areas related to geospatial information science and technology, who are not more than 35 years of age, as on 31 December 2011. Nominations for the award should clearly state the scientific contribution supported by relevant documents. Self nominations are permitted.
The basic criteria for the award will be the research work carried out in the field of geospatial science and technologies with innovativeness and appropriate use of scientific methodology, backed with quality write-up, social relevance and commercial acceptability of the idea and the adequate usage of geospatial technology. The researchers should not be over 35 years of age as on 31 December 2011. An eminent panel of jury will evaluate the nominations and interact with the nominees, if required, before selecting the awardee.

The nominations are required to be submitted to Dr. Hrishikesh P Samant, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – 400 001 and also by email at
[email protected] or [email protected]

Source: Our correspondent