About the Peter S. Thacher Award
The Peter S. Thacher Award is a memorial to Peter Shaw Thacher of Stonington, Connecticut. Mr. Thacher, a retired diplomat with the United Nations, and Distinguished Fellow with the World Resources Institute, lived the phrase "Think Global, Act Local." He was a Founder and Deputy Executive Director of the UNEP, the United Nations Environmental Programme. Locally, Peter Thacher was a pioneer in using modern computer mapping technologies to assist Stonington in the developing environmentally-sound planning policies. He was an active member of NEARC and an outspoken advocate for GIS.
Annual nominations are sought for the Peter S. Thacher Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment and excellence in using Geographic Information System Technology to achieve success in natural resource management and conservation at the local level. The Award is presented each year during NEARC's Fall Conference.