US: The Geological Society of America (GSA) conferred the 2015 Bromery Award for Minorities on Esri chief scientist Dawn J Wright. The award addresses Dr Wright's lifetime accomplishments that have advanced geologic and geographic science as well as influenced the professional careers of her students. The award was presented to Wright during the annual GSA meeting November 1, in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her role as chief scientist for Esri, the world leader in GIS technology, Wright (aka Deepsea Dawn) is a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University. She has combined her expertise as a geographer and GIS user to map the seafloor, design geospatial solutions for coastal mapping and charting, and advise organizations on oceanography and fisheries.