Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The King presents medals.

On Monday, April 14, The King, the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography presented medals at a ceremony at the Royal Palace. The Vega Medal was awarded to Professor Compton James Tucker and Wahlberg's Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Gudrun Gisladottir.

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Compton James Tucker is a professor at NASA's Goddars Space Flight Center with a focus on remote sensing. He is awarded the Vega Medal for his contribution to science in remote sensing. "He has had the unique ability to combine insights in radiation physics and electromagnetic imaging with deep knowledge of physical geography."
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Guðrún Gisladottir is a Professor of Geography at the University of Iceland. She assigned Wahlberg's Gold Medal for "her broad and deep knowledge of land degradation and desertification, and for her work to establish broad geographic network environments and meeting places for researchers in geography."
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The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography was founded in 1878. SSAG supports research through grants, publishes scientific journals Annals of Geography A and B and the yearbook Ymer, handing out medals and organizes field trips and lectures. The King is the Society's principal patron.


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