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Expanding the picture: What does a geodesist look like?

Expanding the picture: What does a geodesist look like?

Think of a geodesist. What names come up in you? What do they look like? Do they have glasses? Is their hair short or long, grey or blonde? What’s their country of origin? Can you imagine them wearing a dress? And how come so many of them run marathons? I’m joking, but hopefully you get the picture. Geodesists, especially the ones in power positions, are not the most diverse bunch of people. Since ...[Read More]

Bits and Bites of Geodesy — Where is the centre of the Earth? Why do we care?

Bits and Bites of Geodesy — Where is the centre of the Earth? Why do we care?

We introduce you to our new blog series Bits & Bites of Geodesy. In this blog post series, we aim to communicate small chunks of geodetic fun facts that are easy to digest. In short, posts meant for everyone, facts about geodetic measurement techniques, challenges, and concepts are presented. These bite-sized articles will unravel the often-overlooked details and intricate aspects of geodetic ...[Read More]

Reshaping Earth: GIA and its far-reaching effects

Reshaping Earth: GIA and its far-reaching effects

As the Geodesy blog team (we are growing, horaay!), we wanted to create a space for researchers to talk about their work/papers in a more simplified language. For the first post in this series, we said “Wouldn’t it be cool if we learn more about Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) models?” then we realised that we first need to uncover what GIA is. So, we passed the pen to Holger, Rebekka and Yuche ...[Read More]

Geodesists on Tour: On a Campaign in the Arctic with a Giraf(f)e in the Aircraft

Geodesists on Tour: On a Campaign in the Arctic with a Giraf(f)e in the Aircraft

  Way too early on a Saturday morning in late June 2023 I woke up and started my travel to a small airport in Akureyri, North-East Iceland. This is the location of an Icelandic charter company called Norlandair that we used for our airborne geophysical surveys and logistic operations in the Arctic. For a few months I had been preparing a survey to test a new quantum-based technology for airbo ...[Read More]