Polar explorer, civil engineer, President of the Belgian Polar Secretariat, and leader of Belgian expeditions in Antarctica, Alain Hubert received the prestigious award at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) on 1st June 2015 in London. John Shears, Vice-President of the RGS, presented Mr Hubert with the award during the annual meeting of the RGS in London. Alain Hubert is the first Belgian to be recognised with such an award from the RGS.
The Royal Geographical Society in London awards the prize in recognition of outstanding people who have made significant contributions to geographical research as well as the promotion of geography, science, and discovery.
Captain Robert Scott, Niel Armstrong, David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Nicholas Stern and Edward O. Wilson are amongst the most well-known recipients of the RGS Medals and Awards.
More information about the Royal Geographical Society can be found at: http://www.rgs.org
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