WA Region News – June 2021

June 24, 2021
WELCOME 
 

Welcome to the WA Geomessage! A special welcome to our new SSSI WA members:

  • Joshua Watson, EMSC
  • Benjamin Pollard, EMSC
  • Kim Aubrey Franco, EMSC
  • Kevin Dunleavy, EMSC
  • Michael Collins, EMSC
  • Wonder Semwayo, EMSC
  • Daniel Nash, HC
  • Paul Gager, SICC
  • Renee Manser, SICC
  • Clyde San Juan, EMSC (student)
  • Milan Patel, LSC (student)
  • Jade Audino, SICC (student)
  • Lisa Miller, SICC (student)
  • Carl Menne, SICC (student)

CURTIN UNIVERSITY AWARDS


SSSI was once again proud to sponsor Curtin University's Spatial Sciences Prizes. Congratulations to the following wards recipients:

SSSI Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Award for Excellence (awarded to the best 1st or 2nd year student in the Bachelor of Science – Mine and Engineering Surveying Major program) -  Mr Kai Wai Hung

SSSI Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Prize, C W A Lewis Memorial Award (awarded to the best 3rd year student in the Bachelor of Surveying program) -  Mr James Mackie
 
The Tony Pivac Prize, SSSI Engineering and Mine Surveying Commission (to the best student in the subjects of engineering surveying and mine surveying) - Mr Robert Kither  
 
The John Cavill Memorial Prize, SSSI Land Surveying Commission (awarded to the best graduating student in the area of applied field surveying) - Mr West McGrath & Mr Ryan Saunders
 
The John Forrest Prize, SSSI Land Surveying Commission (awarded to the dux of the Bachelor of Surveying program) - Mr Lucas Oates
 
SSSI Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Prize, the N.S. Bartlett Memorial Award (awarded to the dux of the Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science)) - Mr Samuel Wilson
 
SSSI Engineering and Mine Surveying Commission prize (awarded to the Dux  of the Bachelor of Science (Mine and Engineering Surveying program)) - Miss Pearl Mosetsana Ontse 
 
SSSI Spatial Information & Cartography Commission  D B Johnston Award for Excellence in Postgraduate studies in the spatial sciences area (awarded the best overall Postgraduate Student) - Dr Mortaza Rezae

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WA MINE SURVEYING SEMINAR


The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) held the annual WA Mine Surveying Seminar in Perth earlier this month. The day was attended by over 90 professionals and featured presentations on a number of topic areas including automation technology, control and monitoring, adding value to our profession and building furture capacity and capability.

Some pictures from the day:
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UPCOMING WA EVENTS


SSSI WA DIGITAL TWINS IN 2021 SEMINAR

Date: Thursday 5 August 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Main Roads WA, Don Aitken Centre, Waterloo Crescent, East Perth
Cost: $45 SSSI members | $70 non members
RSVP: REGISTER NOW

Join us to find out how geospatial digital twins are more than a fancy visualisation!

Today’s information rich world has given rise to ‘digital twins’ but what does it look like in operation? This seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear from professionals that are putting the concept of a digital twin to use and expanding its concept to more than just a pretty visualisation.

This event, hosted at Main Roads WA's head office, will explore how the digital twin is built into an information model, the role of spatial to help deliver insights and support decisions and the value it is generating for others.

Program to be released shortly.

REGISTER NOW

WA REGIONAL SUMMIT

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

What is the GeoSpatial Legacy of an Infrastructure Boom?
Western Australia has fared well under the backdrop of a global pandemic and currently benefiting from large amounts of investment into new infrastructure both within the cities and in regional locations. Throughout the past year, the importance of digital technologies and data has highlighted the importance of how Geospatial is used to connect, visualise and provide context to hese infrastructure projects.

How do we leave behind a legacy that continues to add value to the data, recognises the role of geospatial digital technologies to manage and communicate and open new opportunities to connect across industries.

The WA GeoSpatial Summit provides you the perfect opportunity to get involved in the conversation, connect and be part of shaping the future.

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021


NOMINATE FOR A 2021 ASIA-PACIFIC SPATIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD


SSSI is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2021 APSEA program are now open. The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate our surveying and spatial individuals and organisations!

Some categories have been changed and the nomination process simplified. Please read the 2021 APSEA Nomination Kit before commencing your nomination. Nominations are made online via our online Awards portal

Applications close Monday 2nd August 2021


SSSI National Webinar series 


SSSI is committed to delivering a lively and robust CPD program. SSSI is proud of its National Webinar Series. Showcasing national and international speakers discussing relevant topics of interest to the spatial and surveying professions. 

To see a list of all upcoming Webinars click here

Don't forget to check out what is on offer via our eCPD 


 

Join us for our monthly WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings


SSSI members and friends are welcome to attend the monthly SSSI WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings. These meeting are held via Zoom from 5:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month. 

Join us to hear updates from SSSI, Landgate, the LSLB and of course to discuss current surveying issues and trends. If you would like further information about these meetings, please contact johanna.gastevich@sssi.org.au 

These meetings are recorded and cadastral points can be claimed for watching the meetings - this offer is available to SSSI members only. If you would like to view past recorded meetings, please email johanna.gastevich@sssi.org.au 


 

SSSI WA REPRESENTATION

 

Johanna Gastevich
National Marketing & Communications Manager
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Darren Mottolini                 
WA Regional Chair
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