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News & Events from the School of Surveying

New ocean data from under the world’s biggest ice shelf

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:37pm

New measurements from the ocean under the centre of the Ross Ice Shelf have significantly improved our understanding of the complex processes that drive melting in Antarctica.

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School of Surveying welcomes first Māori academic to staff

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:49pm

James Berghan (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), is Otago’s first Māori academic staff member in the School of Surveying. He chatted with Sciences Communications Adviser Guy Frederick about his journey and his goals.

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Surveying Alumni Update from Africa

Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:21pm

Dr Benjamin Quaye and Dr Robert Wayumba, two alumni from Otago’s National School of Surveying, are contributing towards improving land governance in Africa.

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Recent PhD submissions at Surveying

Monday, 24 February 2020 3:08pm

Recently Surveying PhD candidates Todd Redpath and James Berghan both submitted their PhD manuscripts. It’s an exciting time as they now wait for feedback from their examiners.

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Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.

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Surveying Research Profiled in Hi Kitenga – University of Otago Research Highlights

Monday, 10 February 2020 10:58am

Professor Christina Hulbe and Emily Tidey were recently profiled in Hi Kitenga, the University of Otago’s Research Highlights publication, as part of a section showcasing research in the Auckland Islands.

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Surveying and Spatial activities for school Science Academy students

Thursday, 30 January 2020 3:00pm

Last week the National School of Surveying hosted a keen group of 6 students from The Science Academy (OUASSA) for a morning of measurement science fun.

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High School Students attend Hands-on at Otago Snack with the National School of Surveying

Friday, 17 January 2020 4:39pm

The National School of Surveying hosted a Surveying “snack” attended by 2 groups of keen secondary school students this Tuesday and Wednesday.

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BSurv student Kara Jurgens awarded a NZ Coastal Society Undergraduate Excellence Award

Thursday, 5 December 2019 4:44pm

Kara Jurgens (final year BSurv student) was recently awarded a NZ Coastal Society (NZCS) 2019 Undergraduate Excellence Award.

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A virtual Albany St recording experience

Monday, 18 November 2019 9:34am

A collaborative project is aiming to digitally preserve the University’s Albany St recording studio so music can continue to be created there – only in virtual reality.

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Drilling into the past to predict the future

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 4:18pm

Climate change is at the centre of a remarkable international drilling operation into Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf this summer.

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Prof Christina Hulbe awarded Finalist in 2019 OUSA Division of Science Supervisor of the Year Award

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 3:12pm

On Thursday Professor Christina Hulbe (Dean of Te Kura Kaurūri) was awarded Finalist in the OUSA Division of Science Supervisor of the Year Award at the OUSA Ceremony.

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Otago research shows ski passes still worthwhile

Monday, 19 August 2019 2:16pm

The recent arrival of snow across the country brought relief to ski fields, but as we enter the latter half of the ski season, is this lack of snow a sign of things to come? Should Kiwis continue buying annual ski passes?

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Hydrographic Surveying students visit NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 9:00am

On Monday morning hydrographic surveying students and staff from Te Kura Kairūri / The National School of Surveying and Te Tari Pūtaiao Taimoana / Department of Marine Science visited the Taihoro Nukurangi / National Institute of Water and Atmospheric (NIWA) Research Vessel RV Tangaroa. The boat was in town to support the James Cameron – Challenging The Deep Exhibition currently running at Otago Museum.

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Surveyor-General's Geodesy Prize for 2018 SURV399 Field Camp awarded to Kirsten Brown

Monday, 22 July 2019 2:23pm

The School is pleased to announce that Kirsten Brown has been awarded the Surveyor-General’s Geodesy Prize for the 2018 SURV399 Field camp.

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A Surveyor's view of the world's steepest street

Friday, 19 July 2019 3:34pm

The Guinness World Records recently awarded the title of the world’s steepest street to Ffordd Pen LLech in the town of Harlech, Wales, UK.  The title was previously held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin since 1987.