Watch the Arctic’s Sea Ice Slowly Disappear

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According to new research, the Arctic’s oldest and thickest ice is more mobile than ice in the rest of the Arctic and is vanishing twice as fast. Researchers have identified what they’re calling the last ice area, a 2,000-kilometre stretch of ocean northwest of Greenland where the Arctic’s summertime sea ice might survive for a few more decades. As reported in Geophysical Research Letters, a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal of geoscience published by the American Geophysical Union, sea ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean has declined, on average, by more than one-third from 1984 through 2018. Only in two portions of... (read more)
2019-11-14 09:25:56

Finnish Universities Bundle Licences

With the implementation of a comprehensive three-year educational site license agreement with Esri, a Finnish university consortium has simplified its existing GIS software licensing agreements. Previously, the sixteen participating universities had signed a total of 49 separate licenses with Esri. "The limited number of licenses under the previous agreement caused many bottlenecks," says Kimmo Koivunen, development manager at IT Center for Science (CSC), which administers the GIS licenses on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Culture. "This limitation [had] a severe impact on expanding the use of GIS on campus. With this new site license, we can now extend... (read more)
2011-05-24 09:54:09

Fugro’s Management Structure Changes

Effective 2012, Fugro, Netherlands, will be managed in accordance with a board-of-management model. The increased size of the company makes a more collective decision-making process and more delegation of operational tasks desirable for the ongoing development of the company. This change in management model coincides with the departure of Mr. K.S. Wester who will reach retirement next year.     Fugro will depart from the CEO model, which has been in effect for many years. Effective 1 January 2012 the Board of Management will consist of the following members that are currently already employed by Fugro and whereby the current... (read more)
2011-05-10 03:09:07

IGOS Geohazards Workshop

BRGM - French Geological Survey has announced the IGOS Geohazards Workshop which takes place at the BRGM Scientific and technical Centre from 27th-29th June 2005 in Orléans, France. This event will bring together representatives from diverse communities involved in the study and mitigation of geohazards (that is, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and ground instability) to work collectively toward improved disaster management for the geohazards around the globe. The following communities are expected to be among those represented: research institutions, civil protection authorities, geological surveys, volcano observations, earthquake and ground stability monitoring networks, the service industry and space agencies. One of... (read more)
2005-05-04 12:00:00

Mapping the World with 3D Laser Mapping

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is to use a new laser scanner to map volcanoes, glaciers and other natural phenomena. The Riegl VZ-1000 purchased from 3D Laser Mapping will be used around the world to collect data for creating photorealistic fly-throughs, 3D height models and highly accurate area and volume calculations. The BGS uses terrestrial laser scanners from Riegl across its operations because of their flexibility, range and portability. Laser scanning is a tool of modern geoscience and allows unprecedented resolution and accuracy. Remote measurement and monitoring are also essential in many of the dangerous and inhospitable environments BGS operates... (read more)
2012-09-07 09:14:03

CGG Launches Major GeoSoftware Releases

CGG, France, has announced that its GeoSoftware business line is launching major releases across its full product portfolio. Focused on technology innovation, workflow integration and ease of use across all application suites, Jason 9.0, Hampson-Russell HRS 10.0 and Insight Earth 3.0 enable oil and gas companies to better understand and characterise the Earth’s subsurface. Now geoscience software users are required to resolve increasingly complex E&P challenges with fewer resources and progressively more involved applications and workflows. The new capabilities from GeoSoftware provide high-end, integrated technologies that effectively address these challenges and deliver new insights that reduce the risks associated with... (read more)
2015-06-01 09:57:04

New IAG President Professor Rizos

Professor Chris Rizos, head of the UNSW School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems (SSIS) in Sydney, Australia, was named the new President of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The IAG advances the use of Geodesy across an increasingly broad range of ‘geoscience' applications by providing reference systems and vital services that use earth observation space-based systems. "Geodesy is booming as society increasingly relies on geospatial technologies and global services to monitor and understand our dynamic world," Professor Rizos told an audience of geodesists in his inauguration speech at the "Earth on Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet" Conference... (read more)
2011-07-11 09:45:07

Geosoft and ESRI Solutions for Mining and Geosciences

Geosoft Incorporated (Canada) is collaborating with ESRI (CA, USA) to deliver integrated software and data management solutions for the global mining and geosciences sector. The collaboration will result in a scalable and interoperable software platform that improves the availability and integration of geoscientific data for successful earth exploration and discovery. “With record growth within the mining and geoscience sector, we’ve seen increased customer demand for global solutions that can scale to their requirement for sharing and integrating vast amounts of data,” said Tim Dobush, CEO of Geosoft. “We are pleased to be partnering with ESRI in the delivery of integrated... (read more)
2007-03-09 12:00:00

Fugro Board Appointment

The extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Fugro of 16th September 2009 approved the appointment of Mr. J. Rüegg as a member of the Board of Management. the company considers his appointment to be in the interest of the company in view of his extensive knowledge of the survey industry in order to further expand Fugro's survey activities.   Mr. Rüegg, who has Swiss nationality and was born in 1944, has joined Fugro in 1994. He has managed the Offshore Survey activities since 1999 and has made a large contribution to the growth of Fugro’s Survey division over the years.... (read more)
2009-09-18 09:10:03

Minister Macfarlane Applauds Australian Innovation

  Science innovation and water security were highlights as the Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane officially opened proceedings at the annual international meeting of Landsat Satellite Co-operators held in Canberra on 15 June 2015. Scientists from 19 nations met to share strategies for using an unbroken 36-year view of planet Earth to address challenges both in Australia and across the globe. Representatives will collaborate as a global group to ensure the greatest possible benefit from Landsat satellites to all countries.   Mr Macfarlane said that the Government's participation in forums like this helps exhibit Australian science and innovation... (read more)
2015-06-17 03:34:21
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