Geoffrey Boulton

Geoffrey Boulton is Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and former Vice-Principal of the University. He is Past-President of the ISC Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and chaired the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World. He chairs the Academic Advisory Council of the University of Heidelberg, is a member of the Strategic Council of the University of Geneva and President of the Scottish Association for Marine Science. He has chaired a number of Royal Society reports.

United Kingdom

Until recently Geoffrey Boulton was a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the UK’s top-level science policy body, and has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. His research is in glaciology. Awards for his science include the Lyell Medal of the Geological Society, the Seligman Crystal of the International Glaciological Society, the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, the Kirk Bryan Award of the Geological Society of America and is Commandeur de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (France). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has received several honorary doctorates for his science.