IGI Medal of Honour
To mark its tenth year, the IGI awarded its inaugural Medal of Honour to John Clifford, a geoscientist who has contributed significantly to the promotion of the principles outlined in the Institute’s Mission Statement;
“To promote and advance the science of geology and its professional application in all disciplines, especially the geosciences, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas in relation thereto… To require its members to uphold, develop and maintain the highest professional standards in the practice of their profession, as described in the Code of Ethics and Conduct.”
This award is intended for an individual who has excelled in the advancement/promotion of the profession of geology/geosciences. John has certainly excelled in promoting geoscience both in Ireland and internationally. The medal of Honour is awarded every two years after each presidential term. The award is open to members and non-members of the IGI.