SSSI NSW NEWS - OCTOBER 2018

September 30, 2018

 

October 2018

In this issue:

 

  1. Event Highlights - NSW Annual Conference 2018
  2. Member Highlights - NSWSEA's NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
  3. Upcoming Events - including the new Profesinars
  4. News - Keeping track of your CPD & State Champion Needed

event HIGHLIGHTS

NSW Regional Conference will be held in Wollongong from November 14th to 16th which includes a pre-Conference workshop, World GIS Day and the Welcome Reception!

The Conference Organising Committee, led by Liz Fulton, are working very hard to deliver an amazing Conference experience.  Keep an eye on your in-box in the next week for the earlybird registration link; 'It's Elementary' after all!

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

The deadline for Award nominations has been extended to October 15th so now there are no excuses - not even the footy!

If you are yet to nominate a colleague for the Awards make it quick!

The key categories, for individual awards, are: 

SSSI Professional of the Year

SSSI YOUNG Professional of the Year

SSSI WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AWARD

SSSI Educational Development Award

SSSI Postgraduate Student Award

SSSI Undergraduate Student Award

whereby the winner in each of these regional categories proceeds as a finalist to the National awards.

Use the following link until October 15th: https://spatialexcellence.awardsplatform.com/dashboard .

UPCOMING EVENTS

YP Professional Development Webinars (Profesinars) have launched and the next webinar in the series is on October 24th at 12.30pm on the topic of 'Leveraging Your Network'!

Join relational strategist Julia Palmeer who will help you to better understand:
  • The three stages to building profitable business relationships
  • How to be comfortable and even charismatic when starting and leaving conversations
  • What is the difference between building a simple or strategic network
  • What it take to manage visibility and reap the rewards of influential networking.

Make a note in your diary and share the link for bookings:

https://sssi.org.au/events-awards/events/build-your-influence-profesional-development-s-1

Graduation Time! 

The SSSI National Young Professionals Mentoring Program has been resoundingly impactful, reaching over 85 people across Australia. It has been an incredible opportunity for students nearing the end of their degree program to connect with experienced professionals who are willing to share their knowledge, experiences and insights, and many of these students have already successfully found a job as a result of their involvement in the program, and many others have begun forming their professional networks. It has been a great forum for people to come together, to share their wisdom and support each other at different stages in the industry. We are excited to hold the Graduation event for NSW and ACT at Macquarie University on Friday 19 October from 6-9 pm, and look forward to a great night of celebrations!

Please book for catering purposes and so we know to lay out the red carpet for you:

https://sssi.org.au/events-awards/events/sssi-young-professionals-mentoring-program-nsw

The SSSI National Young Professionals Mentoring Program has been resoundingly impactful, reaching over 85 people across Australia. It has been an incredible opportunity for students nearing the end of their degree program to connect with experienced professionals who are willing to share their knowledge, experiences and insights, and many of these students have already successfully found a job as a result of their involvement in the program, and many others have begun forming their professional networks. It has been a great forum for people to come together, to share their wisdom and support each other at different stages in the industry. We are excited to hold the Graduation event for NSW and ACT at Macquarie University on Friday 19 October from 6-9 pm, and look forward to a great night of celebrations!

Please book for catering purposes and so we know to lay out the red carpet for you:

https://sssi.org.au/events-awards/events/sssi-young-professionals-mentoring-program-nsw 

The Australian Hydrographic Society (AHS) is hosting the HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition (HYDRO18) being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont during 30 October-3 November 2018.

The Conference and Exhibition, with its theme of 'The Climate for Change - Hydrography in the 21st Century' will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to future utilise the science of hydrography to adapt to climate change, resource sustainability and renewal energy requirements.  Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.

SSSI member, John Maschke, is the Conference Director.

More information can be found via:

https://sssi.org.au/events-awards/sustaining-partner-events/hydro18-conference-trade-exhibition

Interested in surveying and maths? Like to work with young people to encourage them into careers in the surevying and spatial science industry?

Join the Maths in Surveying group on Friday 16th November at Bicentennial Park, Homebush.  Details via the following link: https://mathsinsurveying.weebly.com/ and congratulations to the group on highlighting the need for more young people in STEM via a recent article in the Inner West Courier.

NEWS

Members are reminded to keep your CPD record up-to-date and ensure that you have signed-in or activated the registration at all events you attend or participate in across the industry.  This is especially vital for those intending to claim CPD for BOSSI as clear and unequivocal evidence of attendance is compulsory.

For those requiring assistance with BOSSI audits or in need of a CPD check please connect via: rom.nsw@sssi.org.au . 

Are you the next State Champion?

Surveying & Spatial Science Institute and Destination Spatial Queensland have launched a National Geospatial Information Competition for students from grade 7 to 10. 

NSW is looking for someone to champion this annual competition which emphasises the importance of geospatial science in an increasingly complex and exciting world.

Teachers and students will be supplied with supporting materials to ensure effective engagement with their classroom subjects.

You can view the competition website via: www.geospatialscience.com.au/competition.

If you are interested please email: rom.nsw@sssi.org.au with Geospatial Champion EOI as the subject line.

Applications are now open for the 2018 NSW Surveyor General International Fellowship in Surveying and Spatial Information.

The Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for surveying and spatial professionals to develop their career and pitch their research ideas to a judging panel. With one Fellowship offered per year, the successful candidate will receive a one-off grant of $15,000 to put towards international professional development and research opportunities at their own discretion.

Previous recipients have provided innovative contributions to Spatial Services and the wider surveying profession. Some examples include; the impact of natural disasters on cadastral boundaries, and how positioning technologies can assist rural and developing areas and investigations into an alternative height datum.

Most of us have an issue, technology or topic we’d love to investigate further. I encourage surveying graduates and related disciplines to take this opportunity to develop their ideas and submit their proposals and become an innovator within their field. It’s also an excellent opportunity for surveying and spatial professionals to expand their professional networks in an international context.

Applicants are required to submit a written application outlining their proposed research and potential outcomes. Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposal and merit of the applicant.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 November 2018. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Spatial Services website at http://spatialservices.finance.nsw.gov.au/ or click on the following link for further information: Fellowship-Flyer-2018-V4-1.pdf.

 

 

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