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Peter Dare

Professor and Chair of the Department
B.Sc. (North East London Polytechnic); M.A.Sc. (Toronto); Ph.D. (East London); FRICS
Phone: 506-447-3016   E-mail
Geodetic Research Laboratory

Dr Peter Dare joined the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering in August 2000. Dr Dare is a member of a number of worldwide professional institutions and committees. Since joining UNB, Dr Dare has spent some time with a major international project at a World Heritage Site in Turkmenistan. His role was to create a base map through a combination of GPS and space imagery.

Previously, while at the The School of Surveying at the University of East London (UEL) he established a new research unit: the Applied Geodesy Research Unit (AGRU). With Dr Dare as its director, Dr Frank Hobbs as the assistant director and three post graduate students attached to the unit AGRU aimed to be at the forefront of applied geodesy.

Individually, members of AGRU established close links with industry both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. For example:

All the above have benefited from GPS work carried out to improve their networks. In addition: have worked closely with members of AGRU on the application of GPS to improve their field procedures. Survey work in Africa has been carried out - the group also has expertise in visualisation. The group is able to process and analyse high precision GPS data using scientific software. Now, together in this formal unit, the members can pool their talents to apply geodesy to meet the needs of the geomatics community.

The group is highly active in research. Although at UNB, Dr Dare continues to supervise two PhD students at UEL. Research work is being carried out in the following areas: