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GGE Photo Album - 2007

The Department said farewell to Andres Millan in December. Andres completed the requirements for his M.Eng. degree under the supervision of Dr. David Wells. His M.Eng. report is titled “Sailing Directions in Digital Format: An Opportunity for Enriched Media and Information Content.” (Photo: Stephanie Hiscock, 2007-December-17)

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Some members of the UNB GPS Research Group met at the Jubilee Restaurant in Fredericton to wish visiting scholar Dr. Hang Guo a bon voyage on the last day of his six-month visit to UNB.

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John Hughes Clarke hosted a visitor from the Geological Survey of Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Steve Blasco gave a lecture on November 15 to undergraduate and graduate students titled "Multibeam Technology: The Key to Understanding Geological Processes Active on the Seabed of the Arctic Ocean and Lakebed of the Great Lakes."

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The Department said farewell to Dr. Jason Bond on October 29. Jason has been in the Department as an undergraduate then graduate student since 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, First Division in May 2002, his Master of Science in Engineering in May 2004 (Thesis title "An Investigation on the Use of GPS for Deformation Monitoring in Open Pit Mines") and finally his Ph.D. in October 2007 (Dissertation title "Bringing GPS into Harsh Environments for Deformation Monitoring").

Congratulations, Jason.

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The Department said farewell to Jianfeng Zhao on October 23. Feng completed the requirements for her Master of Science in Engineering degree under the supervision of Dr. David Coleman. The title of her thesis is "An Empirical Usability Evaluation of a Web-based Public Participation Geographic Information System and Discussion Forum." (Photo: Terry Arsenault, 2007-October-23)

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Miguel Vasquez graduated with his M.Sc.E at UNB's 53rd Convocation ceremony on October 18.

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GGE3353 During the 3rd week of term, Dr. John Hughes Clarke brought the Heron to the Saint John River and had his students from GGE3353, Imaging and Mapping II, aboard in groups of 5 doing some surveys on the river.

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Almeida The Department said farewell to Ricardo Almeida on September 13. Ricardo completed the requirements for his Master of Engineering degree under the supervision of Drs. Dave Wells and Marcelo Santos.

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Nnani The Department said farewell to Okwuchi Nnani on September 12. Okwuchi completed the requirements for his Master of Engineering degree under the supervision of Dr. Marcelo Santos. The title of his report is "Comparison Between Multi- and Single-Baseline Kinematic Solutions in a Marine Environment."

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On September 11, the Department held the 8th Annual Pizza Party for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and visitors. (Photo: Terry Arsenault, 2007-September-11)

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Koohzare On September 4, the Department said farewell to Azadeh Koohzare. Azadeh graduated with her Ph.D. in May and has since been working as a research assistant with Dr. Marcelo Santos. Azadeh has accepted a position with McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. in British Columbia.

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Oliveira On August 29, the Department said farewell to Aluizio Oliveira. Aluizio completed the requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering degree and is on his way back to his position with the Brazilian Navy. He was co-supervised by Drs. John Hughes Clarke and Marcelo Santos. The title of his thesis is "Maximizing the Coverage and Utility of Multibeam Backscatter for Seafloor Classification."

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Oliveira On August 17, Dr. Spiros Pagiatakis visited the Department. Dr. Pagiatakis completed his M.Sc.E. in 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1988 under the supervision of Petr Vaníček. He is currently an associate professor of space science at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

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Araujo Valeria Araujo, from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), spent some time in the Department from August 7th to 11th. Ms. Araujo was working on communication aspects of the National Geospatial Framework Project (www.pign.org), a CIDA-sponsored project involving UNB.

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During the summer, Valérie Kirouac, a graduate student from Université Laval, visited UNB under the auspices of Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE) Network of Centres of Excellence Project 31. This project brings together leading Canadian research centres carrying out frontier investigations in the use of modernized global navigation satellite systems.

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Retreat On July 31, the Department held a Graduate Studies retreat at the Fredericton Inn.

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Oliveira On July 20, M.Sc.E. student Aluizio Oliveira Jr. successfully defended his thesis entitled "Maximizing the Coverage and Utility of Multibeam Backscatter for Seafloor Classification."

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Greece On July 17, Dr. Marcelo Santos visited Kthmatologio, the Greek Cadastral Service Office, in Athens, Greece. Dr. Santos took the opportunity to discuss aspects related to RTK and the maintenance of the Greek geodetic reference frame.

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The poster sessions of the XXIV International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, held in the medieval town of Perugia, Italy, from 2 to 13 July, 2007, had a very peculiar characteristic: the numbering of the posters had a very convoluted distribution making it very difficult for anyone to find a specific poster and its presenters. To circumvent this problem, all UNB posters, on a particular day, were strategically placed together on the same wall and in sequence: the "UNB wall of fame."

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RIN On the occasion of the Royal Institute of Navigation's 2007 Annual General Meeting in London at the end of June, Prof. Richard Langley met up with colleagues from Imperial College London and the University of Nottingham.

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Urbinati On June 25, Dr. Marcelo Santos hosted a visit from Dr. Elizabeth Urbinati, Chair of External Relations from the São Paulo State University (UNESP). Dr. Santos and Dr. Urbinati met to discuss aspects related to enhancing the relationship and cooperation between UNB and UNESP.

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WangDeng Dr. Jian-Guo Wang from York University in Toronto, Ontario was visiting the Department to work with Dr. Adam Chrzanowski on a cooperative research project. Dr. Nianwu Deng of Wuhan University in Wuhan in Hubei Province, China will be spending the next year with the Department as a visiting scientist and post-doctoral fellow. He will work with Dr. Yun Zhang, Dr. Adam Chrzanowski, and Dr. Anna Chrzanowski on the development of new methods for monitoring and analysis of deformations of large dams.

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Onsrud On July 13, the Department said farewell to Katie Komjathy and Hazel Onsrud. Katie has completed the requirements for her M.Sc.E. under the supervision of Dr. Sue Nichols. Her thesis title is "A Systems Engineering Approach to Designing an Ocean and Coastal Information Management Strategy." Hazel, a research assistant also under the supervision of Dr. Nichols is moving on to graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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On June 27, the Department said farewell to Menehould (Menou) Caux, a student intern from Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes, Le Mans, France who carried out her final year project work at UNB. During her time at UNB, Menou worked with the GPS research group on examining the sensitivity of combined GLONASS and GPS observations for structural deformation monitoring. (Photo: Terry Arsenault, 2007-June-27)

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On June 19, 2007 twenty-three UNB employees were honoured at a reception and dinner to recognize their employment association of twenty-five years with the university. Our very own Terry Arsenault, Level 1 Computer Support, was one of the honourees.

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George Geocaching with the entire grade 8 class from George Street Middle School, Fredericton.

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GRL_Visitors Ana Matos from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Cristina Lobianco from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) spent two weeks working with the geodesy group at the same time that Dr. Artu Ellmann, a former post-doctoral fellow with GGE, now an assistant professor at the Technical University of Estonia (TTU), was working with David Avalos, a GGE M.Sc.E student. The group did work with UNB's SHGeo software for the precise determination of the gravimetric geoid. They worked with data sets from Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Australia. This activity was a follow-up of a course that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, as activity within the National Geospatial Framework Project (http://www.pign.org) funded by CIDA.

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Dutch John Hughes Clarke and the Ocean Mapping Group hosted four visitors from Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Directorate of Public Works and Water Management from June 1 to June 8.

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Galuga Geocaching with Mrs. Galuga's grade 10 math class from Fredericton High School.

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Sewell Geocaching with Mrs. Sewell's grade 10 math class from Fredericton High School.

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Koohzare Dr. Marcelo Santos and Dr. Petr Vaníček said farewell to visiting researcher Artu Ellman and visiting scholar Julio Farret on May 24. Artu, a former UNB post-doctoral fellow, was back here for a couple of weeks to help with some training and Julio has spent the last year with the Department. Congratulations to Dr. Azadeh Koohzare who has recently completed her Ph.D.

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ABC Richard Langley participated in the Ph.D. defence of AliReza Amiri-Simkooei at the Delft University of Technology on 2 April 2007. Dr. Amiri-Simkooei's dissertation was entitled "Least-Squares Variance Component Estimation: Theory and GPS Applications."

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