SatNav expert Terry Moore decorated by RIN - GPS World

SatNav expert Terry Moore decorated by RIN

July 5, 2016  - By
Terry Moore

Terry Moore

Terry Moore, satellite navigation professor at The University of Nottingham, has been honored with the J E D Williams Medal for his contributions to the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), in particular his leading role in staging its major conferences.

Moore is a longtime member of GPS World’s Editorial Advisory Board.  

His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is patron of the Royal Institute of Navigation, will present the award to Professor Moore at the RIN Annual General Meeting on July 19 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

“I am really surprised and delighted,” said Moore, director of the University’s Nottingham Geospatial Institute, on the news of his award. “I have been proud to serve the RIN for many years, and it is a great honor for my small contributions to be recognized in this way.”

According to the university, Moore has now received more honors from RIN in its near 70-year history than anyone else.

In 2013, Moore earned the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal — the highest honor the RIN bestows — for outstanding contributions to navigation. He was also one of the youngest recipients of the esteemed award.

Moore has also won the Richey Medal for best paper to be published each year in the Journal of Navigation in 1999 and again in 2008.

RINlogoIn 2013, Moore was awarded Fellowship of the U.S. 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 was the third Briton to receive ION Fellowship.

With a long and distinguished career devoted to teaching and research, Moore started at The University of Nottingham with a B.Sc. in civil engineering followed by a Ph.D. in space geodesy. He is now a leading researcher on positioning and navigation technologies and their numerous and varied applications.

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 more than 25 Ph.D. students.

He has authored, or been a leading contributor to, more than 200 technical research papers published in top journals. This is in addition to being a major supporter of national and international GNSS conferences and both national and international professional and scientific bodies.

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.

Moore is a longstanding Fellow of the RIN, and currently its vice president.

The RIN is a learned society with charitable status formed in 1947. Its aims are 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.

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