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News & Events from the School of Surveying

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.

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School of Surveying staff explain surveying technologies in four videos on LEARNZ.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 2:00pm

(Videos – Thursday 24 May – items 1-4) highlights surveying technologies at work.

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Re-measuring Mt Everest

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.

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Robert Odolinski wins a University of Otago 'Early Career Award for Distinction in Research'

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.

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Eighty4Recruitment donates a Drone to the School of Surveying.

Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:00pm

Affordable drones are increasingly becoming common equipment in the Surveyor's tool kit