APSEA 2020

The Oceanic Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards were held virtually on Wednesday 31 March, as part of the Locate21 Conference.

The overall industry and individual winners were chosen from the 2020 regional winners. Congratulations to all the worthy recipients!

For more information on all of the winners, please visit www.apsea.org.au


President's Award

Paul Reed Owner and Principal Surveyor, East Coast Surveys

Professional Eminence Award

Prof Allison Kealy Acting Chief Research Officer, SmartSAT CRC, RMIT University

Professional of the Year

Alistair Byrom Property Survey Manager QLD, Veris & Chair, SIBA|GITA

Young Professional of the Year

Michael Topp Surveyor, Veris

Women's Leadership Award

Melissa Harris Registrar of Titles & A/Chief Executive Land Use Victoria, DELWP

VET Student Award

Russell Commins Senior Systems Coordinator, SCIMS and CORS, Spatial Services, NSW Department of Customer Service

Undergraduate of the Year

Highly Commended:  Daniel Fowler Location Intelligence Analyst, Cardno/UNSW
Winner: Alexei Tiong GIS Graduate, Alexander Symonds/Flinders University

Postgraduate of the Year

Joint winners: Dr Antara Dasgupta Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Osnabrueck/Monash University and Dr Wallace Boone Law Visiting Researcher, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Educational Development Award

Dr Ivana Ivanova Senior Lecturer and FrontierSI Research Fellow, Curtin University




SIBA|GITA Chair’s Award

Lee Hellen Managing Director, Land Solution Australia

Award for Environment & Sustainability

CSIRO’s Data61 & DELWP’s Forest Fire and Regions and Local Infrastructure Groups
Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment

Award for Innovation & Commercialisation

Rail Runner Veris Australia

Award for People & Community

Geoscience Australia, Land Information New Zealand & FrontierSI Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) Test-Bed

Award for Spatial Enablement Award  

Brisbane Airport Corporation & Land Solution Australia Brisbane Airport Digital Twin Project

Award for Technical Excellence Award and JK Barrie Award 

360 Surveying Building 22 - Osborne South Naval Precinct