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eCPD - Marine & Coastal Policy & Mapping the Plastics

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Saturday, 23 Oct 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar was presented live on 23 April 2020. 

Rebecca Price is the Principal Policy Officer, Land Management Policy | Energy, Environment and Climate Change at DELWP.

Rebecca presented on the overview of the Marine and Coastal Policy that was recently released,including how and when to use it.  Rebecca has over 20 years experience in coastal management, planning and Policy development in Victoria.  Over that time Rebecca has been responsible for the leadership and delivery of strategy, guidelines and legislation for Victoria’s marine and coastal areas.   These include development of the Marine and Coastal Act 2108, the Marine and Coastal Reforms Transition Plan and development of the Marine and Coastal Policy.    

Simon Ironside, Chair of FIG Working Group 4.3 Mapping the Plastics, a Registered Professional Surveyor, a (NZ) Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and a Level 1 Certified Hydrographic Surveyor.

He has a Bachelor of Surveying degree from the University of Otago and a Higher Diploma in Land Surveying from the North East London Polytechnic. He works for Land Information New Zealand’s Property Rights Group, which is responsible for delivering New Zealand’s survey and title system as a Cadastral Surveyor, overseeing the validation and approval of cadastral survey datasets.

Mapping the Plastics: The effects of plastic pollution on the Earth’s oceans are well documented, potentially catastrophic and increasing exponentially year on year. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has calculated that only nine per cent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic produced throughout the world has been re-cycled and each year more than 8 million tonnes of plastic come to reside in our oceans. Eighty per cent of all litter in our oceans is made of plastic. This is an intolerable problem that needs immediate and far-reaching action to remedy. Eric Solheim, Head of UN Environment, speaking at the launch of the #CleanSeas campaign argued that it was past time to tackle the plastic problem that blights our oceans. ‘We’ve stood by too long as the problem has gotten worse’ he said, ‘it must stop’. The surveying profession agrees.

If you are involved in sea level implications from beach erosion, storm surges, the tidal interface, land tenure etc, don't miss this webinar!


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This event is worth one SSSI CPD point.

The Surveyors Board has allocated 1 "other" FPET point to this webinar.



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