Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FSSSI
I wish SSSI members a very happy and prosperous 2019! It is quite an exciting 2019 for our Australian Geospatial community, as we will have few significant National and International events take place in Australian Soil. Locate 19 during 8-10 April in Melbourne, SEASC 2019 15-18 during August in Darwin and GEO Plenary and UNGGIM- Asia Pacific meeting during early November in Canberra.
The strategic plan of SSSI is in good progress and we will have a status / progress report sent to our membership shortly.
I extend my wishes to Mr. Ewen Sneddon Honorary Fellow SSSI and Mr. Ray Tabulo Fellow SSSI for their induction into the SSSI Fellow community at Parliament House Brisbane last November.
Peter Olah and I had the opportunity to participate and present at the ISNSW Australia Day Seminar held in Sydney, it was an excellent opportunity to meet the Surveying fraternity in NSW and look forward for a stronger collaboration with ISNSW on National Surveying and Spatial Sciences issues. The ISNSW hosted a President’s lunch inviting President, CEO, NSW Chair & QLD Chair of SSSI, President ISVIC and Chairman Board of Surveying and Spatial NZ including President-Elect of ISNSW. The leadership meeting was successful. Joint collaboration to strengthen the exchange of activities and communications between the associations, which will benefit respective society’s members, was agreed. The leadership group will meet at Locate 19 again in Melbourne to discuss some common projects, which will benefit the members and spatial community.
I encourage SSSI members to get involved in respective SSSI events in their regions. Please get in touch with your regional committees or the RoMs if you have bright ideas for events / activities that will benefit our community.