UK: 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). Moore got the medal particularly for 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.
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.