Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts
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Dr Craig Roberts

University of New South Wales

EdTalk Video: The wonderful world of surveying and geospatial engineering 
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Video Synopsis:

Craig is one of Australia’s leading tertiary educators in Surveying and Geospatial Engineering.  

In his presentation, Craig will dispel the myth of what a surveyor does, present some of the fantastic work his honour and PhD students are undertaking and then walk you through a satellite learning activity you can use in your class today.  


Craig Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Surveying/ GPS/ Geodesy in the Surveying and Geospatial Engineering group at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Surveying in 1988. He began his career as a private surveyor in Adelaide and has since worked as a Geodetic Engineer at UNAVCO, USA involved with GPS for geodynamic studies in Nepal, Ethiopia, Argentina and Indonesia. He worked as a scientific assistant at the GeoForschungsZentrum, Germany where his main focus was orbit determination and prediction for a number of geodetic research satellites. He completed his PhD thesis on volcano monitoring using low-cost GPS networks in March 2002. He has lectured at RMIT University in Melbourne for two years. His current research interests involve implications of datum modernisation and leveraging CORS infrastructure for practical application to surveying and geospatial information as well as applications of UAVs.