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Webinar How To Measure The Earth - An Introduction To Geodesy 22 November 2022, 16:00

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How To Measure The Earth - An Introduction To Geodesy

Geodesy is a research field that studies the shape and location of the Earth in time and space. Geodetic measurements are used in many geoscientific disciplines, such as hydrology, glaciology, geodynamics, oceanography and seismology. Three early career scientists (ECS) of the Geodesy division will give you an introduction about Geodesy and talk about different measurement techniques and how they can be used to monitor plate tectonics, mass changes and the solid Earth (e.g., glacial isostatic adjustment). The webinar will conclude with an audience Q&A, so come prepped with your own questions!


Andreas is a Postdoc at the Institute of Geodesy at Graz University of Technology in Austria. His research focuses on static and time-variable gravity field recovery from satellite data and applications of gravity data in other Earth science disciplines like hydrology and oceanography. He obtained his PhD in 2020 from Graz University of Technology and tweets as @akvas_esm.

Rebekka is a researcher at Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority). She is working on glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) modelling with a focus on stress field changes and model development, and is involved in the development of a European velocity model as part of EUREF (Regional Reference Frame IAG Sub-Commission for Europe). Rebekka is also the chair of a IAG (International Association of Geodesy) Joint Study Group on GIA. She received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Calgary and tweets as @rebekka_geo.

Benedikt is Assistant Professor of Space Geodesy at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on the application of machine learning in geodesy, in particular related to the application of satellite navigation data for Earth observation. Benedikt started his scientific career in 2013 as a research assistant in the field of geodesy at the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam and obtained his Ph.D. from Vienna University of Technology in 2016. He continued his research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California as a fellow of the NASA Postdoctoral Program. In 2020, he moved back to Europe to establish his current research group at ETH Zurich. Twitter: @b_soja

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