SSSI WA News - February 2018

January 31, 2018



We are in the midst or finalising the events program for 2018 and there is plenty to look forward to.


Things are heating up in February with the Hydrographic Seminar to be held 15th February at the UWA Club.  This seminar follows the National Hydrographic Commission Meetings being held in Perth this year.  The focus of both seminar and meetings will be the expanded hydrographic survey and geospatial data collection activity being outsourced by the Australian Government. With millions of dollars being allocated for hydrographic data capture, there are huge business opportunities for all industry sectors from data processing and use to new CPS development opportunities for surveying and spatial professionals wanting to specialise in hydrographic surveying.  I encourage all members to join in this event.


Late last year we invited all members to provide feedback on the Elevational and Depth Strategy 2030, recently released by the Australian government for comment.  Graham Hammond from Geoscience will be presenting on this strategy at the Hydrographic Seminar – giving us all a perfect opportunity to better understand the strategic goals and objectives and ask questions.


This year your WA committee has pulled together a new look eMagazine ‘Insight 2018’ to provide you with this year’s program of events including conferences, workshops and seminars that showcase the very best and most up-to-date surveying and spatial sciences technologies and systems.


These events and opportunities are made possible with contributions from our members, and the support of our sustaining partners, corporate members and SSSI supporters. We thank you all for your continued sponsorship and for supporting our profession in so many innovative ways.


2018 is all about Networking made easy


So come and meet likeminded professionals - exchange knowledge and build friendships at our fun networking opportunities.  We have an increasing active network of professionals supporting our young professionals - sharing their knowledge, experience and technical skills.

Lookout for Insight 2018 in your mailboxes early February.

Bookmark our website at and check back regularly as we continually update it with new events.


Dr Lesley Arnold
SSSI WA Regional Chair




Land Surveying Commission (CIG) Meetings:

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Tuesday, 27th March 2018


Engineering & Mine Surveying Commission Meeting:

Tuesday, 20th February 2018




15th February 2018, 9.00-6.00pm

Hydrography “Working with Nature”, The University Club, Hackett Drive Crawley

Please click here for Event Flyer and further information.

Click here to book tickets:


16-18th February 2018

Sky Mining Hackathon

The Sky Mining Hackathon will be held in Perth, 16-18 February to tackle astronomy challenges!

This event is a unique opportunity to explore astronomy data and solve problems directly from astronomers across Australia. Participants will have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $2,000 if they successfully come up with the best solution to one of the challenges available 

This event is free and food and refreshments will be provided throughout.
To be a part of this exciting event, register via the
Eventbrite page.

This event is being run  by
ADACS, a joint venture of Curtin University, The Pawsey Centre and Swinburne University, funded by Astronomy Australia Limited.

If you have any questions regarding the challenges, please contact us through the ADACS
website or have a look at their FAQs





20th February 2018

Curtin University Orientation – Spatial Sciences.

Please click here for flyer.


22nd February 2018

Land Surveying Commission Seminar


7th March 2018
A Night at the Gallery - Invitation Only Event

David and Kathy Aspinall have kindly opened their Private Art Galleries ‘Yamato’ and ‘Sukura’ to the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. 

These galleries are not open to the public and viewing is by invitation only.  This is a one-time only event.

SSSI WA will use the money raised towards a Travel Grant for our Young Professional to attend the national SSSI Conference.  Come and Support this worthwhile professional development opportunity for our future leaders.

The galleries showcase historic maps of Japan, examples of wood block printing including an exhibit showing each stage of the printing process, large collection of Monte Blanc Pens, Early Victoria jewellery, paintings by well know Australian Artists including several famous paintings by Sydney Nolan, William Dobell and Ken Done.  There many quirky pieces by local and international artists as well.

Come and enjoy an evening celebrating art and culture.
More details soon.

8th March 2018
Engineering & Mine Surveying Seminar


15th March 2018

Going Places – Water


17th March 2018

Engineering & Mine Survey Tunnel Site Visit


20th March 2018

Curtin Colloquium, Curtin University



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