Measuring with sub-mm accuracy, who cares? WE DO!

Measuring with sub-mm accuracy, who cares? WE DO!

Welcome to the official blog of the geodesy division of the European Geoscience Union. Hosted by the EGU (thanks for that!), the blog is currently being brought into life by the geodesy division presidents and myself. Of course, anyone who has even the slightest curiosity towards geodesy is happily invited to pay us a regular visit.

To stigmatize right away, most geodesists will probably be, either directly or indirectly, involved in measuring the Earth (shape, gravity, rotation) with ridiculously accurate measurement equipment. As a result, geodesists tend to get very excited when they see numbers change somewhere in the 8 digit behind the decimal.

At first sight, this seems like a pretty boring occupation, but we would like to convince you of the contrary. By posting here, we want to convey findings of geodesy related research in an easy-to-digest format, and show the world that we (geodesists) are actually doing pretty interesting and highly relevant work. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to add some personal seasoning to the blog by providing, for example, insights into field work experiences. Of course, news from the EGU Geodesy Division itself will also be posted here. We’ll be on the lookout for interesting/important/funny/visual(!) stuff, but it will be even better if you contact us directly if you have something to share.



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Roelof Rietbroek currently works as an assistant professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His research involves the use of geodetic (satellite) data to study sea level and the changing water cycle of the Earth. Roelof Rietbroek is involved as the deputy geodesy division president, and has been acting as EGU's early career's scientist representative in 2017-2018. Roelof can be found on mastodon (https://fediscience.org/@roelof) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/r_rietje).

1 Comment

  1. It is actually a nice idea Roelof and nice work as well. this gives us the opportunity to be up-to-date with geodesy research among the geodetic comunity.
    With all the bests


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