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.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 8:48am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, 31 August 2018 11:15am
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.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 2:30pm
The School of Surveying is working with the Survey Department of Nepal on plans to carry out an extensive survey program to re-measure the height of Mt Everest after the 2015 earthquake.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 2:00pm
(Videos – Thursday 24 May – items 1-4) highlights surveying technologies at work.
Friday, 8 June 2018 8:11pm
The School of Surveying congratulations Dr Robert Odolinski for winning a University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research.
Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:00pm
Affordable drones are increasingly becoming common equipment in the Surveyor's tool kit
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:24am
A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now open for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards – a joint initiative between the New Zealand International Science Festival and the ODT. Nominations can be made online via the New Zealand International Science Festival scifest.org.nz website and will close on Thursday 28 June at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on Friday 6 July.
Monday, 30 April 2018 3:14pm
Craig MacDonell is only 22 years old, but his work has already been internationally recognised by spatial surveying industry peers.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:58am
Members of Otago’s School of Surveying headed to the Octagon yesterday, to join celebrations of the first ever Global Surveyors’ Day.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 3:03pm
The National School of Surveying and the Coastal Otago Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS) celebrated by inviting members of the public to come along to meet us, see some of our data and have a go at using some of our gear in the Octagon, Dunedin this week.
Global Surveyors’ Day recognises the work of surveying and geospatial professionals. This is a worldwide event initiated by the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), the National Society of Professional Surveyors in the USA and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) based in Denmark. The New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS) and its members are supporting the day’s celebrations throughout New Zealand.
Friday, 23 February 2018 3:59pm
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:05am
High School Students attend a four hour Hands-on at Otago Snack with the National School Of Surveying. It allowed students to have a small taste of a variety of research activities, both in the School and on the Otago harbour, during an afternoon programme - especially utilising hydrographic surveying equipment.
Friday, 12 January 2018 12:49pm
Chris Pearson has been awarded a prestigious NZ Center (NCE) fellowship to Peking University for a period of seven weeks.
Saturday, 16 December 2017 11:26am
It should be special enough that Brian Coutts is retiring from working at the School of Surveying, after over 25 years’ service, at the end of December. But that’s not the half of it. Today he graduates with a PhD in Surveying – 48 years since starting here as a fledgling 1st year student – and as acting Senior Drum Major of the City of Dunedin, will lead the graduands parade.
Thursday, 7 December 2017 4:17pm
More surveying and spatial breadth with the latest Female NZIS appointments. The NZ Institute of Surveyors is pleased to announce a new President, Rebecca Strang and two new board members, Michelle Bain and Dr Jordan Alexander.
Monday, 20 November 2017 9:59am
Division of Sciences researchers have gained over $7.2m for 12 world-class research projects as Principal Investigators and a further $6m as Assistant Investigators working in collaboration with researchers both across Otago and in external organisations.