Pioneer for Space Geodesy

Hydro International interviews Reiner Rummel
The field of geodesy is undergoing a revolutionary change. The developments of the last few decades have altered the views and work of professional surveyors, researchers and developers immensely, think of GPS, INSAR but also the Gravity and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission carried out by the European Space Agency. Co-initiator of this mission that measures the gravity field from space, Professor Reiner Rummel, What is your biggest contribution to the science of geodesy? That’s difficult. I think my contribution to the Gravity and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite mission would probably count as the biggest. I was... (read more)
2013-03-26 02:38:00

Geodesy on the Water’s Edge

Applications of Accurate Heights in the Coastal Zone
The intertidal zone, where coastal wetlands provide the first buffer to storm energy and sea level rise, has not traditionally been a focus of geodetic surveying. However, the increasing vulnerability of coastlines to environmental change, increasing population densities near the coast, and increasing reliance on coastal goods and services have all increased the need for accurate intertidal elevations. Advances in vertical positioning now enable the application of geodetic tools to the intertidal zone, where centimetre-level changes in elevation can have dramatic consequences on coastal resources. Determining accurate elevations within coastal wetlands improves the understanding of processes affecting wetland dynamics and... (read more)
2007-05-09 12:00:00

Hans Werner Schenke

 has been head of the Bathymetry and Geodesy Group at AWI Bremerhaven since 1983 and responsible for the AWI bathymetric mapping programmes in Artic and Antarctic waters. As chief scientist, he conducted several expeditions with the German icebreaking RV Polarstern. He has been involved in the GEBCO programme since 1988, a member of the Guiding Committee since 1990 and chairman of the GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) since 2003. He is elected chairman of the IBCSO editorial board. Until 1983, he was research assistant for satellite geodesy at the Institute of Geodesy, University of Hannover. (read more)
2017-10-31 01:27:00

New Light on an Old Science

As we seek solutions to the challenges posed by the world's coastal areas, it is important to take advantage of the expanding range of applications brought by new technologies to the venerable practise of geodesy. I have recently had the opportunity to learn more than I ever imagined about geodesy, the study of the size and shape of the earth. As I explore orthometric heights, ellipsoids, equipotential surfaces, the geoid, and the international terrestrial reference frame, I begin to appreciate the benefits of this esoteric field of science. Advances in geodesy and related geospatial sciences, visualisation technologies such as virtual... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Pim Kuus

Pim Kuus is a Hydrographic specialist and site engineering manager at Teledyne RESON UK Ltd, in Aberdeen. He holds an MScEng in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. (read more)
2017-07-04 02:35:37

Dr. Purbo Poerbandono

Dr.rer.nat. Poerbandono is Associate Professor in Hydrography and course coordinator of FIG/IHO/ICA Category A Hydrographic Surveyor Profession Education Programme at Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Study Programme, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. (read more)
2017-06-27 03:56:33

Harald Sternberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Sternberg was trained as a surveyor by the German Army (Bundeswehr). He did his doctorate on surveying in 2001 and has been lecturing Geodesy and Hydrography at the HafenCity University since 2001. He has been vice president for Studies and Teaching at HafenCity University since 2009. (read more)
2018-04-10 10:46:44
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