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The project Smart Exploration receives the “Distinguished Achievement Award”

8 May 2020

H2020 Smart Exploration project, coordinated by Uppsala University (Sweden) and including in the consortium Politecnico di Torino, ref. Prof. Valentina Socco, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture, has been recognized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for their “Distinguished Achievement Award” in 2020. The project team will receive the award during the SEG’s Annual Conference in Houston in October 2020.

The award is given to a company, institution or other organization for a specific technical contribution or  contributions that have, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, substantially advanced the science of exploration geophysics. This honor is in recognition for not only technical advances but also for a focus on communicating to the public the role that applied geophysics plays in exploration and development of natural resources.

Smart Exploration garners this award for its outstanding work in developing new innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly tools for geophysical exploration; developing community-driven science initiatives; prolific publication record in high-profile international peer-review journals, leading newspapers, magazines, special issues, and industry-relevant journals; expanding geophysical expertise in the EU countries and beyond through research collaborations; and engaging in numerous professional development and diversity-focused scholarly activities designed to facilitate research and professional development experiences for postgraduate students and young professionals.

“The Geophysics research team of Politecnico di Torino coordinates the WP related to methodological advancements in processing and modelling and develops new methods and codes that are integrated with the work of the other research teams to improve our ability to discover and characterize mineral resources at great depth in the subsurface. These are strategic objectives for the development of sustainable technologies and we are very proud of this award”, says Valentina Socco, coordinator of the research team at Politecnico di Torino and member of Smart Exploration Executive Board.

Smart Exploration is coordinated by Uppsala University (Sweden) and involves 27 partners from 11 EU countries with 6 exploration sites to test innovative hardware and software solutions. Smart Exploration has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 775971.