International recognition for ocean drilling expert

Professor Tony Morris, of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been recognised for his decade long involvement with the world’s largest and most successful international Earth Science collaborative research programme after being named an ECORD Distinguished Lecturer for 2014–15. Tony has been closely engaged with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (now renamed as the International Ocean Discovery Program) and has undertaken four expeditions over the past ten years, which usually involve exhausting two-month expeditions into the middle of the ocean, drilling for samples of the earth’s crust. Tony will represent the Earth Connections theme at a series of invited lectures at a variety of institutions in Europe and Canada.