You, me and Geodesy: How geodesy enables more than navigation and precise positioning.

16 August 2017

Geodesy enables many day to day activities,
many of which you may take for granted.

Geodesy is the science of measuring the shape and gravity field of the Earth and how it changes over time. But what is it really? Think of it like water from the tap, we take it for granted but how many of us think about the infrastructure behind it? In this talk I will explain how Geodesy underpins so many things in our day-to-day life. I will also describe how geodesists measure the Earth and explore some of the opportunities Geodesy will provide us in the near future.

Nicholas Brown is the Acting Geodesy Section Leader at Geoscience Australia and Chair of the Permanent Committee on Geodesy. Nicholas has a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics from RMIT and a Master of Science in Geophysics specialising in Space Geodesy from ANU. Nicholas is leading the team responsible for the development of the next Australian datum including the national adjustment and new national geoid model.

This talk is presented as part of the Distinguished Geoscience Australia Lecturer series.

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Date: 16 August 2017
Time: 11.00am
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia
Cost/bookings: Free, No bookings required
Audience: General
More information: talks@ga.gov.au