Research associate named in The New Year Honours List

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Dr Steven Andrews was awarded the Polar Medal for his outstanding achievement and service to the UK in the field of polar research.

The Polar medal was first awarded in 1904 to explorers involved in Captain Scott’s successful expedition to the Antarctic region. Since then, it has been awarded to eminent academics and travelled explorers such as Sir Edmund Hilary, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Vivian Fuchs.

Dr Andrews works alongside ERI researchers, based in Thurso, as the Flow Country World Heritage Project Coordinator, leading the compilation of the nomination documentation for the UNESCO World Heritage Site bid.

Prior to joining ERI as an associate, Dr Andrews spent 16 months, across 12 expeditions, undertaking geological research in East Greenland.

Period10 Jan 2024

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