SSSI NSW & WA Online Conference: Climate Change and Disaster Management
Date & Time
Monday, 30 Nov 2020
- 5:30 pm
SSSI NSW & WA are pleased to announce we are joining together to hold a half day online conference on the application of geospatial for climate change and disaster management (CCDM). This is being held on the afternoon of Monday 30 November via Zoom and will focus on case studies, technologies and interactive engagement.
The event is being held as part of a five day conference series on the theme of Climate Change and Disaster Management :Technology and Resilience in a Troubled World on 30 November - 4 December 2020. Click here to find out more about all the events for the week. Join for other days such as Tutorial Tuesday or see academic research on related subjects Wednesday through Friday.
Across the world, nature-triggered disasters fuelled by climate change are worsening. Some two billion people have been affected by the consequences of natural hazards over the last ten years, 95% of which were weather-related (such as floods and windstorms). Over the last summer in Australia, bushfires have caused unprecedented destruction to lives, wildlife and property. Floods have since ravaged many of these same communities.
SSSI held a successful online mapping challenge in February 2020 to capture thousands of buildings and other structures in burn out areas across Australia from high resolution imagery, which has been used by authorities for management assessment.
Good cooperation and coordination of crisis response operations are of critical importance to react rapidly and adequately to any crisis situation, while post-disaster recovery presents opportunities to build resilience towards reducing the scale of the next disaster.
SSSI NSW & WA's online conference will feature keynote speakers who are leaders in the industry will set the scene for the current climate change science. Presenters will give a geospatial perspective on monitoring and analysis of climate change and disaster related events. There will be an intergenerational networking event during the afternoon, as well as a series of lightning talks from some of the industry’s best and brightest research talent.
We would like to highlight two workshops taking place on Tutorial Tuesday - 1Spatial and Here Technologies. They are proudly arranged by SSSI and we hope you will support them - click here for details.
- Register below for this event, and the other events taking place during the week. Just remember, if you can't attend, you are welcome to register and you will receive a copy of the recording to watch at a time that suits you.
- If you wish to attend the entire CCDM20 week, make sure you choose the "Full CCDM20" registration to get the special rate!
- Make sure you check out the tutorials page to choose which sessions you are interested in if you are registering for the full week or for just Tutorial Tuesday.
Fees for the events are listed below.
Full CCDM20 Week Event (great value as it includes the SSSI event, two tutorials, Gi4DM and URAP2!)
- General - $300
- Student - $150
SSSI NSW & WA Online Conference (Mon 30 Nov)
- Members - $50
- Student Members - $Free!
- Non-members - $100
Tutorial Tuesday (Tue 1 Dec)
- One Session - $50
- Two Sessions - $100
Gi4DM20 (Wed 2 - Thu 3 Dec)
- General - $100 per day
- Student - $50 per day
URAP2 (Thu 3 - Fri 4 Dec)
CPD - SSSI NSW & WA Online Conference
- SSSI CPD Points: 3 per day
- BOSSI (NSW) Points: 4.75 BOSSI Survey Practice points (SSSINSW1034)
- LSLB (WA): 3 General points and 1 Cadastral point
- FPET (Vic) Points: ‘Other’ category: ½ point for each ½ hour of attendance
Want to meet other members and like minded spatial professionals? Join us for a brief pre-conference networking session, just like a coffee during registration at our normal conference, but done virtually! Starts at 11.30am AEDT.
If you are interested, click this link to register and you will receive the meeting access link from Zoom.
Thanks to our Sponsors for this event!
Katie Le Miere
National Events Manager