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Umvoto Africa, specialists in water, energy and earth sciences has got another boost with Richard Wonnacott, a geodesy specialist, joining the company as an Associate.

The field of geodesy deals with the measurement and representation of the earth, including its gravitational field, in three-dimensional, time-varying space.

Wonnacott spent much of his career with the Chief Directorate: National Geospatial information and Directorate of Survey Services.  His extensive expertise in geodetic surveying was gained on several major projects, such as the preparation, observation and computation of primary triangulation control network projects covering South Africa and Namibia.  He managed the technical, financial and personnel matters of the Directorate of Control Surveys from 1993 to 2013 and initiated and project managed the implementation of the country-wide network of active GPS base stations (TrigNet).

Wonnacott is a member of numerous national and international committees and bodies. These include being on the Governing Board of the International GNSS Service since 2006 and the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geodesy since 2007.  He was elected as a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy in 2007.

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