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Professor Mark Brandon awarded The Polar Medal







Mark Brandon, Professor of Polar Oceanography, has been awarded The Polar Medal by His Majesty King Charles III in recognition of his   outstanding work and contribution to the scientific knowledge of the Polar Regions.

Mark has been at the OU for over 20 years and has been Professor of Polar Oceanography since 2018. 

The Polar Medal was first instituted in 1904 when it was awarded to the participants of Captain Robert F. Scott’s successful first expedition to   the Antarctic Region, and it was awarded to members of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions. In recent years the award has been awarded by   The Monarch to UK and Commonwealth scientists who “have completed outstanding work in the arduous conditions of a polar environment, over a prolonged period, and have worked to advance knowledge of the Polar Regions.

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