Building regional pathways: South East Asia Survey Congress 2019

By on 29 May, 2019

The organisers of SEASC 2019 have announced a 48-hour window for deeply discounted early bird tickets. 

The full line-up for the 15th South East Survey Congress reveals a pleasingly balanced schedule of activities, workshops and heavyweight technical sessions —  all the makings of a spectacular, stimulating week in the Top End.

Ahead of the congress proper, the tours kick off on Tuesday August 13 with day programs taking advantage of the unique surrounds — a barramundi fishing charter, tours of the incomparable Kakadu and Litchfield national parks and the Tiwi islands.

These options are also available to delegates on Wednesday August 14, while conference co-hosts the ASEAN Federation of Surveying and Geomatics (ASEAN Flag) hold their Executive Committee Pre-Council and Council Meetings, the UN GGIM Asia Pacific and FIG meeting and the invitation-only first ASEAN Master’s Golf Day run concurrently.

On Thursday the congress program kicks off in earnest, leading with the SSSI Young Professionals day. The full-day program includes lightning talks, hands-on workshops for early career geospatial specialists, a live drone mapping demonstration and a closing panel discussion with the chairs of ASEAN YPs and SSSI aimed at building permanent, regional professional links.

Roshni Sharma.

Roshni Sharma, chair of the National Young Professionals for SSSI, said that the YP Day at SEASC2019 is an incredible opportunity for young professionals to harness their leadership potential and form networks that will forge the way forward for their careers.

“The program features internationally-relevant content that isn’t available anywhere else and inspirational speakers from Australia and across the Asia-Pacific,” she said.

“It takes a deep dive into the core issues that young professionals will need to solve to make positive changes for the planet’s future on all scales, and hones in on key opportunities that will create success for the global geospatial and surveying industry. The SEASC2019 YP Day will set the scene for young professionals activities and initiatives for future conferences nationally and internationally, and is a keystone in the journey for leaders of tomorrow.”

Workshops on cadastre modernisation and datum transformation will run alongside the YP Day.

The congress reaches full flight on Friday, with plenary sessions and four concurrent breakout tracks: ‘UAVs, drones and remote sensing’, ‘Positioning, navigation and datums’, ‘Cadastre and land administration systems’ and ‘Hydrography’. These are joined by sessions on ‘Geospatial Information and Land Management’, ‘Surveying in the Built Environment’ and ‘SDI Innovations and Digitising Work Flows’ in the afternoon.

The program continues full steam ahead on Saturday and Sunday, with new streams ‘Land Boundary Surveying’, ‘Subsurface and Engineering Surveying’, ‘Disaster Management’ and ‘New Technologies and Techniques’.

There’s really too much to list, so take a look at the full program [pdf], peruse the intriguing line-up of speakers on the technical program, and peruse the tour options for delegates specially coordinated for SEASC 2019.

Register before Friday, May 31 to be eligible for a $660 discount.

See you in Darwin!

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