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Rose TD, MA, DPhil, CGeol, FGS, FInstRE

“Ted” Rose graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class honours degree in Natural Science: Geology and a doctorate for a thesis on Libyan echinoid palaeontology and Cenozoic stratigraphy. He then lectured on geology in the University of London, from 1966 at Bedford College and from 1985 at Royal Holloway, until retiring to an honorary research fellowship in 2003. His research and that of his PhD students focused on the paleontology and stratigraphy of post-Palaeozoic carbonate successions within the circum-Mediterranean region, notably of Malta and Gibraltar. He also served 1960–1990 in the British reserve army, from 1969–1987 in the Royal Engineers as a military geologist staff officer attached frequently if briefly to British regular forces worldwide, finally in a command appointment in the rank of colonel. He served later as Chairman of the Military Education Committee of the University of London, and 2013–2017 as founding President of the International Association for Military Geosciences. Additional to ‘pure’ geology publications, he has edited three books and written over 120 journal articles or book chapters on military aspects of geology, being awarded in 2014 the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal of the Geological Society of London.

Abstract: Geology and the liberation of Normandy in World War II: a review to help mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day, 6 June 1944

Cdr (Dr) H.A.P. (Hennie) Smit

Hennie Smit is a senior lecturer in the Department of Military Geography at the Faculty of Military Science (South African Military Academy) of Stellenbosch University. He currently serves as President of the International Association for Military Geosciences.
Hennie holds the rank of Commander in the South African Navy and completed his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch in 2017. His research interests relate to Military Geography, especially Military Environmental Studies and Historical Military Geography, and he published widely in both these fields. He also co-edited two books and a special Journal edition related to Military Geosciences.
Hennie received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Rector of the University of Stellenbosch on three occasions, and served as Departmental Chair of the Department of Military Geography a number of times. Hennie held the position of Chair of the School for Geospatial Studies and Information Systems from 2012 to 2014. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Namibia, delivered a series of lectures on aspects of South African Military Geography at the United States Military Academy in West Point, and acted as reviewer for a number of academic journals and book publications.

Abstract: “Green” militaries: The military – environment conundrum

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Dr. Friedrich Teichmann
Director, Geo-Spatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna

Dr Friedrich Teichmann is the Director of the Geo-Spatial Institute of the Austrian Armed Forces, responsible for providing Geo-Data, Geo-Info-Products and Geo-Services for the Land- and Air-Forces, national and international missions as well as to platforms and weapon/mission/simulation-systems. Before being in charge of the Geospatial Institute he was responsible to build up the ICT (Information- and Communications-Technology) -Innovation Department of the Austrian Armed Forces, focusing on interoperability and testing in the area of C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, IT-Security and Information Management. Until 2011 he worked in the Austrian Ministry of Defence, serving as deputy director of the Information and Communication Technology planning directorate, coordinating the overall planning and management of the ICT services of the Austrian Military. Before working for the MoD, he was the Department Head for Communications and Information Systems of the Austrian Air Force, focusing on modern Communications, Avionic and Command and Control Systems. Prior to working for the Austrian Air Force he was in charge of the geo-spatial section of the Land Component Command, providing national and international mission geo-data.

He can look back over 20 years of professional experience in ICT systems, earth sciences, space applications and complex program management. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in New York as well as Master Degrees from the University of Salzburg (Austria), the University of Maine (USA) and the University of Krems (Austria). He was able to maintain his academic involvement throughout his professional career at the Austrian Military by serving as external lecturer for Space applications, Information Technology, Geo-Sciences and Telematic at four Austrian Universities. Dr. Teichmann is also an international recognized expert for Information Management, IT-Security and Space Technologies and had acted has as national technical expert for the EU GNSS Galileo since 2006. He is a veteran of several international peace support as well as humanitarian disaster relief missions and holds a current rank of Brigadier-General.

Abstract: Current Operational Challenges for Military Geo and Innovative Approaches

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Rose TD, MA, DPhil, CGeol, FGS, FInstRE

“Ted” Rose graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class honours degree in Natural Science: Geology and a doctorate for a thesis on Libyan echinoid palaeontology and Cenozoic stratigraphy. He then lectured on geology in the University of London, from 1966 at Bedford College and from 1985 at Royal Holloway, until retiring to an honorary research fellowship in 2003. His research and that of his PhD students focused on the paleontology and stratigraphy of post-Palaeozoic carbonate successions within the circum-Mediterranean region, notably of Malta and Gibraltar. He also served 1960–1990 in the British reserve army, from 1969–1987 in the Royal Engineers as a military geologist staff officer attached frequently if briefly to British regular forces worldwide, finally in a command appointment in the rank of colonel. He served later as Chairman of the Military Education Committee of the University of London, and 2013–2017 as founding President of the International Association for Military Geosciences. Additional to ‘pure’ geology publications, he has edited three books and written over 120 journal articles or book chapters on military aspects of geology, being awarded in 2014 the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal of the Geological Society of London.

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Cdr (Dr) H.A.P. (Hennie) Smit

Hennie Smit is a senior lecturer in the Department of Military Geography at the Faculty of Military Science (South African Military Academy) of Stellenbosch University. He currently serves as President of the International Association for Military Geosciences.
Hennie holds the rank of Commander in the South African Navy and completed his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch in 2017. His research interests relate to Military Geography, especially Military Environmental Studies and Historical Military Geography, and he published widely in both these fields. He also co-edited two books and a special Journal edition related to Military Geosciences.
Hennie received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Rector of the University of Stellenbosch on three occasions, and served as Departmental Chair of the Department of Military Geography a number of times. Hennie held the position of Chair of the School for Geospatial Studies and Information Systems from 2012 to 2014. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Namibia, delivered a series of lectures on aspects of South African Military Geography at the United States Military Academy in West Point, and acted as reviewer for a number of academic journals and book publications.

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Dr. Friedrich Teichmann
Director, Geo-Spatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna

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