Thank you Chuck Meertens
Seth A Stein
s-stein at northwestern.edu
Wed Jul 8 00:09:24 UTC 2020
Congratulations, Chuck! The geodetic community owes you a lot - your energy, enthusiasm, and skills have done a lot to make space geodesy a powerful tool for geoscience.
Seth Stein, William Deering Professor
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
and Institute for Policy Research
Room F498, 2145 Sheridan Road, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-3130
From: Rebecca Bendick <bendick at unavco.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:15 AM
To: unav-all at unavco.org <unav-all at unavco.org>
Subject: Thank you Chuck Meertens
Dear UNAVCO Community:
I writing with 35 years worth of heartfelt gratitude to announce the retirement of Chuck Meertens. Chuck has served UNAVCO in every capacity over his career, from field engineer to Director of Geodetic Data Services and —twice—president of the organization. Without Chuck’s persistence, passion, and enthusiasm, UNAVCO would never have become a global leader in geodetic technology and scientific data handling. On top of his scientific contributions, Chuck has also served as a generous mentor and ambassador to two generations of geodesists, pointing us all toward research advances and a stronger, more collaborative, more welcoming community every day.
I know you will join with me in giving Chuck our thanks, and our sincere wishes for unlimited bike rides through wildflowers, ski runs in perfect powder, days of steady and true winds for perfect sailing, and plenty of time with dear friends.
Thank you Chuck.
bendick at unavco.org
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