This is a place where we can remember Seymour. A place where family, friends, colleagues, drinking partners, sparring partners and anyone else he touched or influenced can remember, celebrate or toast him.
Seymour was a much loved partner, daddy and friend, a polar professor, space scientist, would-be airline pilot, lego lover, mountain man and proficient plumber. A man with friends all over the world, with a love of life and of living it up. Also a UCL man to his core.
He was funny, infuriating, great company, irascible, wise, wild, loveable, loving, and softer as a dad than any of us ever thought he could be.
I can’t begin to imagine the loss that his family and everyone at CPOM is feeling.
I only started working with Seymour in the last 18 months and from our few brief meetings his enthusiasm for his work, and for me as a modeller to appreciate the subtleties and limits to the data, were very clear :) During one visit to UCL over the summer he took a lot of time out of a day to explain lots of basics to me which I was very appreciative of - I think I now have a much better understanding of what goes into deriving ice thickness data. I am sure that the impact of his scientific work will continue for decades to come and I hope we can do it justice by making use of the thickness measurements from CryoSat.
His family and all at CPOM will be in my thoughts and prayers.