Shfaqat Abbas Khan won IAG 2005 Best Paper Award for young authors for the paper:
Shallow water loading tides in Japan from superconducting gravity. Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 78, pp. 245-250, 2004.
Shfaqat Abbas Khan was born in northern Pakistan near the small town called Kharian, in December 1972. When he was about 5 years old, he moved to Denmark with his parent and two older brothers. After he graduated with a master degree from the university of Copenhagen, he joined the geodetic department at the National Survey and Cadastre in Denmark. Here, he started to study surface loading effects on gravity and GPS measurements caused by ocean tides.
In September 2001 he started on a Ph.D. thesis entitled ‘Surface deformations analyzed using GPS time series’. During his Ph.D. thesis, he visited Dr. Hans-Georg Scherneck several times. As a result they wrote the paper ‘The M2 ocean tide loading wave in Alaska: vertical and horizontal displacements, modelled and observed’ which was published in Journal of Geodesy in 2003. During his Ph.D. thesis, he focus on glacial isostatic adjustments (GIA), especially GIA in Greenland. In 2004, he visited Prof. John Wahr at the University of Colorado (USA). Shfaqat Abbas Khan received his Ph.D. degree in April 1, 2005 , and is now employed as a research scientist at the Danish National Space Center.
IAG Central Bureau
Geodesy Position at the University of Calgary
Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodesy
The Department of Geomatics Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) in Geodesy, effective July 1, 2006. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have at least two years of post-doctoral, industrial, or equivalent experience to be considered. A PhD in science or engineering is required.
Demonstrated expertise in geodesy is required. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: satellite geodesy, satellite altimetry, airborne and space borne gravimetry and gradiometry, satellite oceanography, reference frames, geodynamics, potential field modeling, geodetic applications of InSAR, and advanced estimation and optimization methods. The position is expected to interface with all related disciplines of geomatics engineering and will conduct both teaching and research in geodesy and related areas. The applicant is expected to develop a strong research program and should be capable of attracting external funding for these research activities and graduate student support. The selected candidate must also have the capability and the flexibility to teach undergraduate fundamental engineering courses and is expected to register as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist in the Province of Alberta.
The Department of Geomatics Engineering is actively involved in all aspects of geomatics engineering and comprises 19 faculty members, some 90 graduate students and 50 students in each year of the undergraduate program. State-of-the-art geomatics engineering equipment and computer facilities are available. Related information can be found at http://www.geomatics.ucalgary.ca/
The University of Calgary is a co-educational, non-denominational, government supported institution with a student population of about 27,000. The City of Calgary itself has a population of over one million and is situated within an hour's drive of Banff National Park, one of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains.
Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a complete list of publications. Three letters of reference should be mailed directly to:
Head, Department of Geomatics Engineering, SchulichSchoolof Engineering
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AlbertaT2N 1N4, Canada
Closing date: December 15, 2005
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will
be given priority.
The Universityof Calgaryrespects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
To see all University of Calgaryacademic positions, please visit www.ucalgary.ca/hr/career.
Call for Contributions: 2nd Announcement of VI Hotine-Marussi Symposium of Theoretical and Computational Geodesy:
Challenge and Role of Modern Geodesy, WuhanUniversity, 29 May - 2 June 2006.
The symposium will focus on the following five topics:
§ Satellite gravity missions: open theoretical problems and their future application;
§ Earth-environmental, disaster monitoring and prevention by Geodetic methods;
§ GNSS: Mathematical theory, engineering applications, reference system definition and monitoring;
§ Deterministic and Random fields analysis with application to BVP, approximation theory and inverse problems; and
§ Statistical estimation and prediction theory, quality improvement and data fusion.
The Symposium consists of the following 9 sessions:
Session 1: Time-Variable Gravity and Geodynamics
Conveners: Ben Chao, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA;
Detlef Wolf, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany
Session 2: Theoretical Developments in Spaceborne Gravimetry
Conveners: Nico. Sneeuw, Stuttgart University, Germany
Cheinway Hwang, National Chiaotung University
Session 3: Integrated deformation measurement and geophysical interpretations
Conveners: Jeffrey T. Freymueller, University of Alaska, USA
Kosuke Heki, HokkaidoUniversity, Japan
Session 4: Earth environmental and natural hazards monitoring and mitigation using modern geodetic methods
Conveners: C.K. Shum, The Ohio State University, USA
Youichi Fukuda, Kyoto University, Japan
Session 5: GNSS: Mathematical theory, algorithms and engineering applications
Conveners: Peter Teunissen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Athanasios Dermanis, The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Session 6: Reference system: Definition and Monitoring
Conveners: Hermann Drewes, Deutsches Geodaetisches Forschungsinstitut, Germany
Zuheir Altamimi, Institut Geographique National, France
Session 7: Deterministic and Ramdon fields analysis with application to BVP, approximation theory
Conveners: Bernhard Heck, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Petr Holota, Res. Inst. Geod., Topogr. & Cartogr., Czech Republic
Session 8: Inverse problems in geodesy: theory, global optimization, and applications
Conveners: Juergen, Kusche, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Burkhard Schaffrin, The Ohio State University, USA
Session 9: Statistical estimation and prediction theory, quality improvement and data fusion
Conveners: Yongqi Chen, Hongkong Polytechnic University, PR China
Hansjörg Kutterer, Hannover University, Germany
All scientists are welcome to attend the VI Hotine-Marussi International Symposium of Theoretical and Computational Geodesy: Challenge and Role of Modern Geodesy. To give (oral or poster) presentations at the Symposium, authors must submit abstracts of their papers to relevant sessions through the Local Organizing Committee. A complete abstract must include the following information: title(s) of contribution(s), name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s) of author(s), the text of an abstract. When you submit an abstract, you must also indicate which session to submit to in the subject line of your email. The deadline of submitting an abstract is 1 March 2006.
All submissions should be sent to the following email address:
More information can be found on the Symposium website
or alternatively the website of the Intercommission Committee on Theory (ICCT):
Chair of the Symposium
January 9-13, 2006, Concepción, Chile
The fourth General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) will be held January 9-13, 2006, in Concepción, Chile. The IVS holds a technical meeting, called the General Meeting, every two years. The purpose of the meeting is to assemble representatives from all IVS components to share information, hear reports, and plan future activities. The meeting also provides a forum for interaction with other members of the VLBI and Earth science communities.
The keynote of the fourth General Meeting will follow the main theme "Next Generation VLBI2010". A new geodetic VLBI instrument that will meet requirements for the coming decades is envisioned to have small, fast moving antennas, high-speed networks, new correlator systems, and a streamlined data analysis pipeline. Now is the time to initiate system studies and simulations as well as development projects and prototyping to help bring this vision into reality. Keynote speakers will be asked to address the keynote in their presentations.
The content of the meeting will be of interest to the broad spectrum of IVS members as well as to the wider VLBI and Earth science community. All IVS Associate Members and individuals who have interests in the various applications and research fields of VLBI such as geodesy, astrometry, Earth sciences, and related fields are encouraged to attend the meeting and to make an oral or poster presentation. Non-IVS members are cordially invited to attend the meeting and to make a presentation.
Details about the meeting including the program, accommodations, registration, and abstract submission are available at the meeting web site:
Poster and oral papers may be contributed for presentation at the General Meeting. Contributions are not restricted to IVS Associate Members but may be contributed by anyone attending the meeting. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 8.
The meeting host is the Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
For further information contact any member of the Local Organizing Committee, the Program Committee, or the Coordinating Center.
23-28 October, 2005, Lanzarote, Canaries
The International Gravimetric Bureau (BGI), the International Center for Earth Tides (ICET) and the Instituto de Astronomia y Geodesia (IAG) are pleased to announce their joint Summer School on Microgravimetric Methods: static and dynamic aspects. The request for information email is to: email@example.com. Please also visit the BGI website for further details: http://bgi.cnes.fr
13-18 March 2006, Venice , Italy
Fifteen years after the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, the European Space Agency, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, is organising an exceptional Symposium on “15 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry”. For further information visit the website http://www.esa.int/venice06.
22-24 May, 2006, Baden, Austria
The FIG symposia on deformation measurements and analysis have a long tradition dated back to 1975. The IAG Symposium was established in 1998 and held twice. It will be the first time that the two symposia will be held together as a joint conference. Researchers, engineers, educators, designers, manufacturers, contractors, public authorities, and other professionals are cordially invited to attend this international event. Please also visit the symposium website for further details: http://info.tuwien.ac.at/ingeo/sc4/baden.
29 May - 2 June 2006, WuhanUniversity, PR China
The symposium will be held at Wuhan University, PR China, 29 May - 2 June 2006. More information will be circulated as soon as available and can be found at the website: http://www.sgg.whu.edu.cn/icct_hm.html
28 August - 1 September 2006, Istanbul, Turkey
The 1st symposium of IGFS as being a continuation of the symposia series of the former International Gravity and Geoid Commission will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. The major objective is to bring together the geoscientists working in general areas of modeling the Earth's gravity field. For more information visit the website: www.igfs2006.org.
9-13 October 2006, Munich, Germany
The Commission 1 „Reference Frames“ of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) invites scientists and experts from all countries to participate in the Symposium “Geodetic Reference Frames”. The symposium shall give the opportunity to present new ideas, discuss improved models and approaches, and report on latest results of the definition and realization of geodetic reference frames. Detailed information is available at the symposium website: http://iag.dgfi.badw.de/?grf2006.
8-10 December 2005, Hong Kong
The International Symposium on GPS/GNSS 2005 (GNSS2005) will take place in Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2005. The symposium will feature a session of presentations from the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC). For details, please visit the following URL: http://www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/GNSS2005/.
January 9-13, 2006, Concepción , Chile
The fourth General Meeting of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) will be held January 9-13, 2006, in Concepción, Chile. The purpose of the meeting is to assemble representatives from all IVS components to share information, hear reports, and plan future activities. The meeting also provides a forum for interaction with other members of the VLBI and Earth science communities. For further details visit the webpage http://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/gm2006.
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