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Australian Satellite Navigation and Positioning Lab Founder to Head IAG

Chris rizos.jpgChris Rizos
August 1, 2011

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The founder of Australia's largest concentration of GNSS research and development efforts has been named head of the International Association of Geodesy, part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 

Chris Rizos put together the Satellite Navigation and Positioning laboratory (SNAP) at the University of New South Wales in the 1990s.  He has been researching and writing about high precision technology and applications of GNSS since 1985 and is a professor and head of the surveying and spatial information school at the university.

The IAG facilitates the use of geodesy across a growing range of geoscience applications by providing reference systems and services that use earth observation space-based systems.

"Geodesy matters now more than ever," Rizos said. "The field is booming as we rely more and more on geospatial technologies to monitor and understand the world. IAG is at the forefront of these changes and we need to keep evolving to answer the needs of ever more sophisticated consumers of geodetic products."

Rizos is also a member of the Inside GNSS Editorial Advisory Council.

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