Professor David Gwyn Roberts; a life in geoscience

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doi: 10.1144/SP476.7
Author(s): Gerdes, Keith D.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Heriot-Watt University, Shell Centre for Exploration Geoscience, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Volume Title: Passive margins; tectonics, sedimentation and magmatism
Volume Author(s): McClay, K. R., editor; Hammerstein, J. A.
Source: Passive margins; tectonics, sedimentation and magmatism, edited by K. R. McClay and J. A. Hammerstein. Special Publication - Geological Society of London, Vol.476. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719 CODEN: GSLSBW
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Summary: This conference was held to celebrate the outstanding career of a remarkable man. Professor David Gwyn Roberts was one of the most creative, productive and influential geoscientists of his generation. The range of his achievements and the scope of his influence on the world of geoscience are remarkable. He had a profound impact on geological thinking and understanding that serves as his lasting legacy. His Life in Geoscience commenced as a marine geoscientist at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, where he rapidly developed a global reputation for innovative research; this was followed by a highly influential spell as an explorer, technical expert and mentor in BP, and culminated in a successful career as a globally respected consultant, professor, teacher and author. He also edited numerous journals, founded the publication Marine and Petroleum Geology and held high office in a number of professional organizations. Through his lectures, workshops and courses he served as an inspiration to hundreds of geoscientists around the world. Any phase of his career would identify David Gwyn Roberts as an outstanding geoscientist. The fact that these achievements were the work of one man mark Professor Roberts's life and contribution to the geosciences as truly remarkable.
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; 29 Economic Geology, Energy Sources; Alps; Atlantic Ocean; Bay of Biscay; Biography; Continental margin; DSDP Site 400; DSDP Site 401; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Europe; Exploration; Galicia Bank; Geophysical methods; Geophysical profiles; Geophysical surveys; Geoscience; Global; IPOD; Leg 48; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; Oceanography; Petroleum; Petroleum exploration; Research; Roberts, David Gwyn; Seismic methods; Seismic profiles; Surveys
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Record ID: 2018039891
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