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News & Events from the School of Surveying

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.

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U3A Invercargill Series on Surveying

Friday, 12 July 2019 9:28am

For four Fridays in June, staff from the School of Surveying (Mick Strack, Crystal Filep, Christina Hulbe, Tony Moore, Richard Hemi, Paul Denys and Jim Bazsika) presented to the Invercargill branch of U3A on various aspects of surveying.

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Dr. Greg Leonard interviewed for Newshub story on Antarctic sea ice decline.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019 3:48pm

Dr. Greg Leonard was interviewed on 2 July 2019 as part of a Newshub story about a NASA study that revealed a recent decline in Antarctic sea ice extent.

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Maren Richter awarded the 2019 Antarctica New Zealand Sir Robin Irvine Scholarship

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:01pm

Maren Richter awarded the 2019 Antarctica New Zealand Sir Robin Irvine Scholarship.

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GIS@Otago Symposium 2019 Abstract Deadline Extended

Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:50am

GIS@Otago Symposium 2019 Abstract Deadline Extended to June 7th, 2019

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Otago’s School of Surveying reaches the top of the world

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:16pm

Dr Chris Pearson of Otago’s School of Surveying is a special guest in Nepal this week to celebrate International Everest (Sagarmatha) Day.

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Surveying + Spatial as a Career Presentation as part of Otago’s Science and Technology week

Friday, 24 May 2019 11:26am

The School of Surveying hosted a lunchtime talk by three recent graduates of the School of Surveying about the different journeys they each have taken from uni student to survey and spatial professional.

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GIS@Otago 2019 Symposium Call for Abstracts

Thursday, 9 May 2019 9:10am

Registration is open and we are now accepting abstracts for the GIS@Otago 2019 Symposium, July 4 - 5, 2019. The event is open to all Otago staff and students.

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Global attention as US Senators visit Otago

Monday, 29 April 2019 10:10am

Five members of the United States Senate took the time to visit the University of Otago during their time in New Zealand earlier this month.

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Surveying’s Samoan Connections

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 9:11pm

A name can say a lot, especially one as long and beautiful as surveying student’s Geodes Laufanuaosamoa Mefiposeta Maualaivao.

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School of Surveying alumnus now in charge of Navy vessel

Thursday, 28 March 2019 10:34am

Ben Martin – BSurv graduating class of 2007 and president of the Otago University Surveying Students Association (OUSSA) in 2006 – is now commanding officer of HMNZS Otago.

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Exceptional staff recognised at awards ceremony

Friday, 1 February 2019 9:42pm

The University’s first award ceremony for 2019 was held last week, recognising exceptional performance by staff and, for the first time, excellence in health and safety.

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Otago Hydrographers meet at Multibeam Echosounder Course

Friday, 7 December 2018 11:37am

Five past and present Otago staff and students attended the 76th Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) Course held in Townsville, Australia this November.

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Bringing Antarctica to the South Pacific

Thursday, 8 November 2018 8:07pm

Antarctica and the South Pacific islands seem worlds apart but a recent exhibition taken to Niue and Rarotonga taught local schools this connection is closer than expected.

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Top teachers named at OUSA

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 9:02am

For the second year in row, a teacher from Otago’s School of Business has been named the University’s best by students.

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Generous ROV donation received by the School of Surveying

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 3:37pm

Thanks to a generous donation from Alexander Waugh, Business Development Manager for Fugro, the School of Surveying now have our very own Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

The BlueROV2 is a modular ‘build your own’ type system with open source running software. Our new system has a camera, temperature and pressure sensors. To this we plan to add underwater positioning capabilities that will enhance our hydrographic surveying papers as well as research in Surveying, Marine Science and Physics.

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Top teachers named by OUSA

Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:37pm

For the second year in row, a teacher from Otago’s School of Business has been named the University’s best by students.

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US Ambassador keen to foster connections with Otago

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 7:45pm

The United States Ambassador to New Zealand, Mr Scott Brown, visited the University last week to learn about Otago’s internationally significant research and foster future collaborative ties.

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Recognition for rising research stars

Monday, 15 October 2018 9:27pm

Six rising research stars at the University of Otago have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research announced today.

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Because it's there: Remeasuring Mount Everest

Thursday, 11 October 2018 3:21pm

Evangeline Neve in conversation with Lisa Choegyal about the New Zealand government colloboration with Nepal to remeasure Mt. Everest.

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Link to ODT article on SURV453 (Advanced Urban Design) students presenting their Dunedin Housing projects to the City Council staff

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 9:10am

SURV453 fourth-year students presented their Dunedin Housing Project, for housing the hundreds of workers expected in Dunedin soon to build the city’s new hospital.  They did so in front of city councillors and members of the mayoral task force on housing, in part because Dr Filep said discussion on the issue needed to be in public. The students were given a hypothetical site on Market Reserve and the northern tip of the Oval to design their housing development.

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Otago-led research set to make smartphones even smarter

Friday, 31 August 2018 10:18am

The accuracy of the global positioning system (GPS) in smartphones has been significantly improved thanks to research conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in collaboration with Curtin University, Australia.