The Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Gold Medal for young geospatial scientists will be given away during the India Geospatial Forum in Hyderabad from January 22 to 25, 2013.

The basic criteria for selection will be the quality of research work in geosaptial science and technologies with focus on innovativeness and appropriate use of scientific methodology.

The award, instituted by the Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Trust, consists of a gold medal, a certificate of merit and a citation plaque.

Nominations from scientists below the age of 35 (as on December 31, 2012), including self-nominations, are to be submitted to Hrishikesh P. Samant, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Geology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – 400 001 (email: hrishikesh.samant @xaviers.edu, website: http://www.rachapudi kamakshi.org).