Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FSSSI
I am pleased to share that SSSI has signed three pivotal MOUs during August.
Two were signed during the highly successful South East Asian Survey Congress in Darwin – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics (ASEAN FLAG) and the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council (PGSC) - with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) agreement being signed in New York City during the UNGGIM week.
These partnerships are critical in fostering a stronger collaboration of surveying and spatial professionals in our region and beyond, as well maintaining our sustained relevance and opening opportunities for improved learning and knowledge sharing.
I really look forward to the ongoing relationships that will come from these agreements, and positives outcomes for our members and industry.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Olah, our outgoing Chief Executive Officer, for his excellent service to SSSI over the past 18 months. Under his tenure, SSSI has embarked on a significant change journey through our Strategic Roadmap, focussed on an increased profile of the Institute and the industry within all levels of government and improved a number of internal policies and procedures to help make SSSI a modern association. I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.
Finally, I hope to see as many of you as possible involved at our 2019 Annual General Meeting, this year taking place on Friday 25 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, and electronically via GotoMeeting. Join us and take the opportunity to help shape the SSSI of the future.