Geo Message (October 2011)

Inside SSSI

SSSIWA held its annual election meeting on 17th October and confirmed the following appointments.


Commission representatives for 2011-2012 are as follows.

Cadastral:  Asshe Craven (National) and Colin Shipp (National and Regional).  Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry:  National - vacant, Renee Glasson (National and Regional).  Young Profesionals:  Nicholas Flett (National).  Hydrography:  Mal Jones (National), Neil Farrant (National and Regional).  Spatial Information & Cartography:  Kerry Smyth (National), Tom Brownlie (National and Regional).  Engineering & Mining:  Andrew Jarosz (National), Bernie O'Sullivan (National and Regional).


Consultative Committee Representative:  Peter Douglas.    Regional Chair:  Peter Douglas.  Deputy Chair:  Kerry Smyth


Regional Committee:  Tony Snow, Ray Watson, Bernie O'Sullivan, Renny Leo, Peter Douglas, Asshe Craven, Marnie Leybourne, Eugene Browne, Andrew Jarosz, Colin Shipp, Renee Glasson, Malcolm Jones, Nick Flett, Kerry Smyth, Tom Brownlie, Brian Hill (Treasurer), Murray Fairhead, Scott Pollard and Glenn Morrison.



The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Conference 2011 which is being held in Wellington, New Zealand, will also be the venue for the SSSI staff conference.  Eugene Browne and Faye Scorer will be attending which means the WA office will be unattended from Monday 21 November to Friday 25 November inclusive. This year's annual golf morning which is usually held between Christmas and New Year has had a change of date and venue.  It will be held on Monday 5th December commencing at 7.15 am (two hole start if sufficient numbers) at the Burswood Golf Club. Bernie O'Sullivan has put his hand up to be the National Engineering and Mine Surveying Chair, replacing Michael Sptieri, in a few months time.

All WASEA winners nominations have been forwarded to APSEA and we wish them all good luck in the National competition. The project for placement of navigation validation marks at boat ramps project has commenced and Ray Watson is to be congratulated for his great management of the project and recent publicity for SSSI. Eugene Browne was guest speaker at the recent West Australian Spatial Sciences Students Association (WASSSA) annual dinner highlighting the benefits of student and general membership of SSSI.


Recent Events

October has been a quiet month for the WA Region.


Cadastral Interest Group meeting - 25 September

The problem of Delegated Approval of Built Stratas has entered a new phase with members deciding to contact the relevant Ministers to try and get some changes.  Discussions with WALGA are scheduled for early November.


Spatial Information Commission meeting

The spatial Information Commission Committee had their bi-monthly meeting on 13 October and the Regional Management Committee met on 17 October.  Spatial Technology in Schools competition has about 10 schools ready to submit projects (some multiples) and judging will take place soon for presentations in December.  Going Places seminar is geared up for mid-November.  Another seminar/workshop is being planned around the possible visit of URISA president CY Smith to WA from the USA in December.


Fellows Dinner

The Annual Fellows dinner held in September was thoroughly enjoyed by SSSI and found society Fellows.  During the dinner Ed McKinnon who was overseas at the time of the WASEA Awards Dinner was presented with his certificate for Professional Eminence and Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Sciences Award. 




Upcoming Events

Cadastral Interest Group meeting  -  25 October in the SSSIWA office at 6.00 pm

Proposed Going Places Seminar  -  17 November

Corporate Bows  -  9 November, Noranda Recreation Club

Engineering Surveying CPD seminar  -  10 November, SSSIWA office

Engineering Surveying Interest Group meeting  -  14 November, SSSIWA office

Cadastral CPD seminar  -  17 November, Curtin University

SSSC Conference  -  21-25 November, Wellington, New Zealand

Cadastral Interest Group meeting  -  29 November, SSSIWA office

OmniSTAR-SSSIWA Golf Morning  -  5 December, Burswood Golf Course

SICC Breakfast Committee meeting  -  8 December

Regional Management Committee meeting  -  12 December, SSSIWA office

Christmas Sundowner  -  19 December, SSSIWA office


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