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SPRI Review 2008: Expedition Support: Gino Watkins Memorial Fund

Expedition Support: Gino Watkins Memorial Fund

The Fund, under the joint trusteeship of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Geographical Society, provides grants towards expeditions that meet its objectives of guiding and inspiring enterprising people towards scientific research and exploration in the polar regions.

The Committee of Managers of the Fund would like to thank the Augustine Courtauld Trust for their generous contribution of £8,500. The members of the Committee who served during the year were Mr. D. Fordham (Chair), Dr. P. Adams, Dr. I. Campbell, Mr. R. Crabtree, Dr. L. Craig, Dr. K. Crosbie, Professor J.A. Dowdeswell, Dr. D. Goodman, Dr. M. Humphreys, Professor M. Lea, Mr. J. Muston, Professor R.C. Schroter, and Dr. M. Tinsley.

The Committee made the following awards for 2008, from the Gino Watkins Fund and the Arctic Club:

Gino Watkins Memorial Fund
Greenland East Coast Kayak Base £1,500
Arctic Voice Expedition 2007-08 £1,000
Queen Elizabeth II High School Expedition to West Greenland 2008 £1,500
Svalbard Summer 2008 £1,000
British 2008 Tasermiut Fjord Expedition £1,500
Greenland Renland Expedition (including £500 Arctic Club Award) £1,500
Swansea University's Summer Science Exhibition (Polar science) £250