Lassonde graduate student Athina Peidou received the best student paper award in Geodesy for scientific merit (refereed paper) and outstanding oral presentation. The paper was entitled GRACE-FO in differential mode and was presented at the at the Annual Canadian Geophysical Union 2018 meeting held in Niagara Falls Ontario in June 2018.
Athina is a PhD student in Earth and Space Science under the supervision of Professor Spiros Pagiatakis. Athina Peidou and Professor Pagiatakis introduced a new technique for processing GRACE Follow-on Space Mission measurements. The innovative technique expands the spectrum of applications in geophysics by estimating gravitational gradients induced by geophysical active regions; an unprecedented possibility that is well outside the mission's design concept and with potentially major implications and discoveries in geosciences.