Grantham supervisor wins prestigious award for work on a satellite that will monitor climate change by weighing forests

Posted on December 6, 2018 in News by . Share this article

Professor Shaun Quegan, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, received the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) Economic Impact Award for his work on the European Space Agency’s BIOMASS mission, which has paved the way for a £192 million contract for Airbus UK to build the innovative satellite.

Congratulating Professor Quegan on his award, Professor Nick Monk, Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, said: “This is wonderful news. Professor Shaun Quegan’s work is groundbreaking and for the first time will provide us with vital information about the structure of the world’s forests to help us monitor climate change in the future. Research from the University of Sheffield is making a hugely positive impact on real world issues.”

Shaun supervises the work of Grantham Scholar Matthew Hethcoat and Ye Jiang

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