Guy Bomford Prize for geodetic research


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To mark the contributions to geodesy by Brigadier G. Bomford, formerly head of the Department of Surveying and Geodesy of the University of Oxford, chairman of the Geodesy Subcommittee of the Royal Society's British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, and President of the International Association of Geodesy from 1963 to 1967, the IAG has agreed to the inauguration of a Guy Bomford Prize for distinguished contributions to geodesy. The prize is awarded at intervals of four years on the occasion of the Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy during the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

The Guy Bomford Prize is awarded to a young scientist (defined as being under 40 years of age on December 31 of the year preceding the Assembly at which the award is made) for outstanding individual contributions to geodetic studies, particularly in the four-year period preceding the General Assembly at which the award is made. Exceptionally, the prize may be shared between two or more young scientists who have been jointly responsible for a particular geodetic study.