Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith (1923– )

Hattersley-Smith, a native of London, England, was educated at Winchester College, served in the Royal Navy during WWII, and received his PhD from Oxford University in 1956. Earlier, in 1951, he worked on the Seward Glacier, located on the border between Alaska and the Yukon, and on the Beaufort Sea project. From 1953–54, Hattersley-Smith worked on Ellesmere Island and, after his time at Oxford, he led Operation Hazen from 1957–63. This project began during the International Geophysical Year and aimed at exploring the glacial and geological features of the Lake Hazen area. Hattersley-Smith was made a Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America in recognition of his contributions to arctic geology.

Hattersley-Smith G. 1956. Northern Ellesmere Island. London: Royal Geographical Society.

———. 1974. North of Latitude Eighty: The Defence Research Board in Ellesmere Island. Ottawa: Defence Research Board of Canada.