Diversity & Inclusion

SSSI values the importance of diversity inclusion principles in our own organisation and in the surveying and spatial science industry as a whole.

We aim to hold events and programs that engage people of all genders, cultures and backgrounds, encourage entry into the surveying and spatial sciences as a profession and ensure that diversity and inclusion is addressed in all we do.

SSSI is proud to support and be involved with the Space, Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network. To find out more about this, visit the Diversity and Inclusion page on the 2026 Agenda website. 



Past events

Diversity and Inclusion for Young Professionals

Join us for this webinar on the important topic of diversity and inclusion in the surveying and spatial industry, from the perspective of young professionals. Click here to access the recording.

Collaborative leadership in a rapidly changing world

Three SSSI members share what they have learned about alternative models of Leadership, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing world. This follows their recent experience as part of the largest all-women voyage to Antarctica in November 2019 for the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine).  Click here to access the recording.

The story of Antarctica told using Earth Observation

Listen as SSSI hosted speakers discussing all things Antarctic research and the role of earth observation in the study of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and their roles in the climate system for this. Click here to access the recording.

Speakers: (L-R) Dr Justine Shaw, University of Queensland- School of Biological Sciences; Associate Professor Mary-Anne Lea, University of Tasmania – Ecology and Biodiversity Centre and Dr Rob Massom, Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania.

International Women's Day 2020 - Victoria

One of the last Victorian face-to-face event was held on 6 March in celebration of International Women's Day. It was very pleasing to see over 70 industry colleagues and friends who made their way to the venue early in the morning. And what an enjoyable morning it was! We were indeed privileged to be able to listen to the insightful and informative presentations of four inspiring women. It was an opportunity to catch up with one another post-event, and there were notable quotes, literature recommendations, professional and future industry-focused thoughts to take away.

Many thanks to our speakers:


Speakers L-R: Amelia Davies (DELWP), Kellie Dean (Spiire, ISV), Jacyl Shaw (GHD), Penny Harrison (Red Cross Australia)

Here are some photos of the morning:


A big thank you to our sponsors:  ACSIS Ltd and Jacobs