19th October 1960 - 26th September 2012
Robert joined CASP in 1989. Over a 23 year career with CASP, Robert was driven to help solve the Arctic geodynamic jigsaw, and he established many Arctic research projects focusing on plate reconstructions, sediment provenance, Cenozoic uplift and erosion, and orogenic belts. Robert loved fieldwork and relished the challenges of the high Arctic undertaking field seasons in Svalbard, the Canadian Arctic Islands, Polar Urals, Novaya Zemyla and the Taimyr Peninsula.
- Omma, J.E., Pease, V.L. and Scott, R.A. (2011). "U–Pb SIMS zircon geochronology of Triassic and Jurassic sandstones on northwestern Axel Heiberg Island, northern Sverdrup Basin, Arctic Canada". In Arctic Petroleum Geology, London, Geological Society, Memoirs 35: p559-566
- Grantz, A., Scott, R.A., Drachev, S.S., Moore, T.E. and Valin, Z.C. (2011). "Sedimentary successions of the Arctic region (58-64° to 90°N) that may be prospective for hydrocarbons". In Arctic Petroleum Geology, London, Geological Society, Memoirs 35: p17-37
- Maynard, J.R., Fraser, A.J., Allen, M.B., Scott, R.A. and Drachev, S.S. (2010). "Russia, FSU and the Circum-Arctic: ‘the final frontier’". In Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers – Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, London, Geological Society 2: p589–590