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SPRI Review 2011: 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 £9,000. 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, 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 2011, from the Gino Watkins Fund and the Arctic Club:

Expedition Award
Irish-Scottish East Greenland Expedition 2011 £2,000
Climate and biogeography from deep-sea corals in Drake Passage £650
British Geikie Plateau Expedition £2,000
Imperial College, Svalbard 2011 £2,500
Willing the Dragonfly £1,000
Anglo Danish Arctic Challenge 2011 £2,000