Emeritus Associate Professor Charles Merry
Charles Merry retired from the Division of Geomatics in 2008. He studied Surveying at the University of Cape Town and graduated with a BSc(Surveying) (Hons) in 1969. After qualifying as a professional land surveyor he moved to Canada and studied for a PhD in Geodesy at the University of New Brunswick , where he received his PhD in 1975. For the next year and a half he worked at the South African national surveying and mapping office (Chief Directorate: Surveys & Mapping ) before moving to UCT as a senior lecturer in 1976. In 1980 he received ad hominem promotion to Associate Professor.
Prof. Merry's research interests are focussed on geodesy, in particular the study of the Earth's gravity field, geoid modelling, applications of GPS, co-ordinate transformations and vertical datums. He has organised a number of conferences and workshops on geodesy and GPS and is a former chairman of the Southern African GPS User Group. He is currently chairman of the South African National Committee for the IUGG and is chairman of the IAG working group on the African Geoid Project. He is on the editorial board of Survey Review
Prof. Merry's consulting activities are focussed on GPS and datum transformations. He provides general and specialised courses on GPS, advises on the processing of GPS data, and provides advice on datum and co-ordinate transformations. Further information regarding his consulting activities can be found on his personal web page.
Phone: +27 (0)21 650 2675
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 3572