SSSI signs MoU with the Association for Geographic Information

August 18, 2020

The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI)

‘This MoU seeks to strengthen industry collaboration and support both SSSI and AGI’s vision to proactively advance an innovative and successful geospatial industry. The members of both organisations will benefit from knowledge exchange through joint activities including initiatives on career development. I see this collaboration as unique and will strengthen both organisations’ goal of developing a global Sustainable Geospatial Capacity Building Agenda’, said Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FSSSI FRGS, President, SSSI.

This MoU will focus on developing the capacity of spatial professionals across Australia, the United Kingdom and globally: sharing knowledge, responding to current and future industry challenges and trends, supporting the use of geospatial information to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, international and national objectives and fostering a connected and thriving global geospatial community.

‘It’s great to see this international partnership come together. The MoU provides a framework for both organisations to collaborate on initiatives that benefit our geospatial community as a whole, and provides all our members with increased opportunities for knowledge sharing and professional development’ said Denise McKenzie, Chair of Council, AGI-UK.

Both SSSI and AGI look forward to working together on future initiatives which will ultimately provide increased value to members of both organisations and the wider profession. 

The first initiative sees SSSI and AGI hold a webinar on The future role of geospatial professional bodies on Thursday 3 September 2020. For more details click here

Media Contact:
Tony Wheeler
Chief Executive Officer 
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute
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Email:  tony.wheeler@sssi.org.au  
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Notes
The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute is Australia's peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.

The Association for Geographic Information is an independently-funded and impartial organisation which aims to educate and support all existing and new practitioners and participants in the Geographic Information (GI) industry, in order to maximize the benefits delivered by GI, and to develop awareness of its potential.

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