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Fugro GEOS : SUT MSc Award presented at Ocean Business

A thesis on 'The role of the stratosphere in seasonal forecasting' has won Amanda Maycock, of the University of Reading, the Fugro GEOS Award for Students in Meteorology and Oceanography - MSc Section. Amanda was presented with her Award and a cheque for £500 on the first day of the Ocean Careers 2009 event, staged alongside Ocean Business 2009 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

09 Apr 2009
Wallingford, UK

"I was delighted to learn that I had won the the Fugro GEOS MSc award for my work on seasonal forecasting and the stratosphere," says Amanda. "It was fascinating to work in an area of such active interest in the meteorological community. Several recent studies have highlighted the stratosphere as a possible source of predictability for seasonal forecasts. It is therefore important to assess how the stratospheric circulation is currently represented in seasonal forecasting models."

Fugro GEOS believes in supporting and investing in education: to broaden the awareness of oceanography and meteorology in the educational sector, to attract students into this sector, to encourage those already pursuing it and to highlight future career prospects to students. Working with The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Fugro GEOS offers an Award of £500 for the best MSc project or thesis work in physical oceanography, applied oceanography and/or meteorology.

"We are grateful to Fugro GEOS for their continuing involvement with educational awards," says Ian Gallett, Chief Executive of SUT. "They are also involved in our Awards programme in the USA. Encouraging young people in this way is vitally important, as is encouraging them to plan a career in the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries."


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