SSSI to present on Thursday at COP26 in Glasgow

By on 3 November, 2021

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Australian experts will speak at COP26’s Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion on Thursday morning (Australian time) on the topic of ‘Geospatial Transformation to Support Climate Change: Oceania Perspective’.

Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26 aims to showcase how the use of space data and location intelligence can help to unlock significant opportunities for businesses and governments to work collaboratively in achieving carbon emission targets and to build solutions across sectors and societal challenges.

The virtual session will commence at 9:00am AEDT on Thursday, 4 November.

SSSI has been invited to discuss the application of geospatial technology and practices in mitigating climate change, with the presenters for the 90-minute session to be:

  • Panel Chair, Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse — Executive Director – Consulting & International, Spatial Vision, and Board Member of the UN-GGIM
  • Dr Lesley Arnold — Director, Geospatial Frameworks; SSSI President-Elect, Member of the UN-GGIM. Topic: Future delivery of spatial information directly to the most senior decision makers.
  • Professor Allison Kealy — Prof. Geospatial Science, RMIT University; Research Capability Coordinator at SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre. Topic: Future trends in Space 2.0 applied to emissions reduction.
  • Mr Nathan Eaton — Executive Director, NGIS Australia. Topic: A case study of space and spatial applied to emissions reduction.
  • Mr Graeme Martin — GM Operations, Spatial Vision. Topic: A Climate Change Expert’s view.
  • Mr Tony Wheeler — Chief Executive Officer, SSSI. Topic: The role of the SSSI.
  • Dr Graeme Kernich — Chief Executive Officer, FrontierSI. Topic: The intersection of space and spatial applied to net zero.

The entire geospatial community is welcome to attend the virtual session, as well as other sessions featured within the Virtual Pavilion.

To take part, you must register for the event. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at a later time. (However, you must register to access the recordings.)

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