Awards and Prizes

Our work in science communication, through this website and through related work in making videos, communicating with journalists and engaging with school groups, has attracted several external prizes.

In 2022, Bethan Davies was awarded a Medal for Education and Communication by the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) for her work in public engagement, including, public lectures and videos, working with journalists, and my EDI work. See the blog post, with the full citation and response, here.

SCAR Medal for Education and Communication, 2022

Our Antarctica StoryMap Series was awarded a 2022 Geographical Association Silver Publishers’ Award.

The Antarctica StoryMap Series was also shortlisted for a 2022 ESRI ‘Community Engagement’ Award. See the blog post here.

Shortlisted for the ESRI Community Engagement Award 2022

In 2021 Bethan Davies was awarded the Gordon Warwick Award by the British Society for Geomorphology for excellence in geomorphological research. The citation reads:

“Dr Bethan Davies (2021)

The winner this year is Dr Bethan Davies (Royal Holloway). Dr Davies’ research advances our understanding of how ice masses behave in different climatic regimes, using wide-ranging analytical skills including geomorphological mapping, glaciology sedimentology, cosmogenic nuclide dating, remote sensing and numerical glacier modelling. Her work is internationally recognized for advances in our understanding ice-sheet behaviour and cryosphere-ocean-atmosphere interactions and she has published widely in these fields. Dr Davies is committed to public outreach. She contributes regularly to the media about glaciers and climate change. Of particularly note is her impressive popular website, This website engages with school, universities and the wider public, not just in terms of the subject matter, but also through encouraging women and minorities to pursue careers in science.”

Bethan Davies was awarded the 2021 Gordon Warwick Medal by the British Society of Geomorphology

In 2020 Bethan Davies was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence for Geological Education” from the Geologists’ Association for her work leading the AntarcticGlaciers project.

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