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News & Events from the School of Surveying

Drilling into the past to predict the future

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 3:54pm

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.

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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 1:03pm

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 10:53am

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 1:04pm

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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Kiwi academic has part in remeasuring height of Mt Everest

Thursday, 23 May 2019 9:58am

A University of Otago academic who contributed to the remeasurement of the tallest mountain in the world is returning to Nepal next week - where Mt Everest's new height will be revealed. 

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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.