14
Jul

Project Sirius Online Workshop

Date & Time

Thursday, 14 Jul 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

We invite all to attend an engaging and thought provoking session on Project Sirius, from the SSSI Land Surveying Commission (LSC) .

Background

During the LSC National Committee meeting in December 2021, members clearly identified an urgent need to acknowledge future surveyors’ role in wider society. The committee felt fundamental to progress as an industry and as a profession is to recognise the high value skills and knowledge surveyors currently hold and use today and will need in the future.

We have aptly named this initiative Project Sirius, after the European name for the
brightest night star, used as a reference for navigation in the Pacific. Acknowledging too the history of astronomy in Australian First Nations, we also chose the name as an invitation to talk about the history of surveying in Australia and the industry's journey towards Reconciliation.

The LSC Committee will embark on a realistic and managed plan over the next 3 years
to boost public understanding of the surveying profession and to better navigate change that recognises new skills and opportunity in a new frontier for surveying. Using the FIG definition of the function of a surveyor as a reference, Project Sirius aims to improve how the community perceives surveying and how surveyors perceive and promote themselves.

The intended outcome of this project will be to test the public perception of a "typical" surveyor, highlighting the variety, opportunity, and adventure of surveying to:

  • Dramatically improve diversity
  • Enhance public and industry perception and recognition of surveyors
  • Increase opportunity for retention of existing talent and graduates
  • Support attracting new entrants to the surveying profession
  • Boost university graduate and post graduate study, VET, and formal education
  • Attracting talent from cross disciplines other allied industries and fields.

The Committee will work in collaboration with allied industry groups, commissions and bodies to bridge surveying, spatial and space and work in the national interest by taking the lead in coordinating and uniting as single national voice, representative of all surveyors and surveying/spatial professionals. As the vehicle for change, the committee will coordinate and lead a national approach consistent with the intended outcomes.

The event

At the Locate22 Conference, Lee Hellen, LSC Chair, lead a session to discuss the project and pose a number of questions to the audience.  This online workshop, where Lee will be joined by Amy Peterson and other LSC Committee members, is an extension and addition to the Locate22 session, for both those who were in attendance and those who could not make it.

Registration

By registering below, you will receive the Zoom access to join the presentation and meeting.

CPD

This event is worth one SSSI CPD Point. Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.

Cost
Free for all to attend!

Contact

SSSI Events Team
events@sssi.org.au

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