Prestigious award recognises Nottingham professor's outstanding contribution

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05 Jun 2013 11:28:04.443
A University of Nottingham academic has been honoured with a prestigious award in recognition of his research and expertise in satellite navigation technology.

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has awarded Professor Terry Moore with the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal for 2013, the Institute’s highest honour for outstanding contributions to navigation. He is also one of the youngest ever recipients of this highly esteemed award.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the RIN’s Patron, will personally present Professor Moore, who is Director of the University’s Nottingham Geospatial Institute, with the medal at the Institute’s AGM on July 18th at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
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Professor Moore said: “It is a distinct honour to receive this prestigious award. When I look down the list of previous winners I feel extremely proud, and very humble, to be counted alongside such esteemed navigators.”

Outstanding contributor

Professor Moore has led a sustained and distinguished academic career devoted to teaching and research, which started at The University of Nottingham with a BSc in Civil Engineering followed by a PhD in Space Geodesy. He quickly became a leading researcher on satellite navigation and its applications, and is now well known throughout the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) community for his knowledge and research on satellite navigation systems, orbital dynamics and space geodesy.

He was promoted to the UK's first Chair of Satellite Navigation in 2001; he has completed numerous research projects funded by industry, research councils, the European Space Agency and the European Commission, and has supervised over 25 PhD students. He has been an author of, or major contributor to, more than 200 technical research papers published in learned journals, has been a major supporter of national and international GNSS conferences, and is involved in the activities of both national and international professional and scientific bodies.

Professor Moore is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, the Royal Astronomical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society. He was recently awarded Fellowship of the US Institute of Navigation (ION) for his outstanding leadership of the navigation community, the establishment of GRACE (GNSS Research and Applications Centre of Excellence), the establishment of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) and sustained contributions to the advancement of navigation and GNSS.

He is currently the Director of the NGI and is also the Associate Dean for Infrastructure and IS within the University’s Faculty of Engineering.
The art and science of navigation

Professor Moore is a longstanding Fellow of the RIN, a learned society with charitable status formed in 1947. The Institute’s aims have always been to unite all those with an interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body, to further the development of navigation in every sphere, and to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation. In recognition of the importance of their work the RIN was granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.

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