Professor Seymour Laxon
4 January 2013
We are very sorry to hear the news that Professor Seymour Laxon, a valued member of NERC's Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling at University College London, has died following an accident on New Year's Day.
Seymour has been closely associated with NERC for a great many years and has worked on remote sensing in the polar regions for more than two decades. He pioneered the use of satellite radar altimetry to map the Arctic marine gravity field and measure sea-ice thickness. He was part of the team that developed and launched the CyroSat satellite missions.
Our thoughts and sympathies go to his partner Fiona and daughter Imogen, and to his many friends and colleagues around the world. He will be greatly missed.
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Briefing note: 01/13
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