Professor Emeritus in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
Convocation: October 25, 1998
A three-time recipient of the University of New Brunswick's Merit Award, David Wells has been a driving force in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering.
He founded the Ocean Mapping Group and helped to establish the Geodetic Research Laboratory. Both have international reputations.
The recently introduced curriculum in marine surveying, developed by Dr. Wells, has been called the "best hydrographic training program in the world" by the U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
A prolific and award-winning author, he has published over 250 technical papers and reports on precise positioning, marine positioning and ocean mapping.
Dr. Wells has supervised 27 graduate students from 12 countries, served as visiting professor or scientist in five countries, and has an impressive record of professional service.