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The School of Surveying runs a seminar series showcasing projects and results related to the School research themes. Our speakers are from within the School and wider University, as well as nationally and internationally renowned visitors.

View the list of seminars from previous years

2024 Seminar schedule

The seminar series normally runs weekly during semester time (the current slot is Thursdays at 12 noon in the L1 lecture theatre.

Some seminars are streamed and recorded – where this is provided you will find a weblink at the bottom of a speaker's poster, which is accessed by clicking on the 'Title' in the listing below. Remote access is monitored by the University of Otago's eConferencing department, which can provide technical support (via Zoom or on 03 479 8997).

To be added to the mailing list for alerts about up-coming seminars, please email:
Surveying Seminars or the organisers:
Emily Tidey and
Yong Chien Zheng

Semester 1

7 March Craig Cliff Toitū te Taiao: Sustainability at OtagoNet Carbon Zero programme: Tackling greenhouse gas emissions at Otago
14 March Jackie Fox and Emily Chatfield Te Pokapū Hāpai Huka Hauā : Disability Information and Support Unlock your academic potential with Disability Information and Support
21 March BSurv honours candidates for 2024 Te Kura Kairūri: School of Surveying Digital Geomorphology: How much change is there in the Kitchener avalanche path? (David Sheppard)
Low-cost GNSS and Mobile AR for survey positioning (Gray Robinson)
Vertical Tide Reductions: a low-cost, dual-frequency, multi-GNSS solution (Ryan Slattery)TBC
28 March Professor Jade Morton University of Colorado Boulder | Colorado Centre for Astrodynamics Research Spaceborne GNSS-R for Ionosphere and Earth Observations
4 April Mid Semester Break – no seminar   
18 April Josh Paku and Malindi Reihana-Ruka Te Kura Kairūri: School of Surveying Summer scholarship presentation
25 April ANZAC Day – no seminar   
2 May Professor  Abby Smith Te Tari Pūtaiao Taimoana: Dept of Marine Science Losing the Unknown: distribution of bryozoans around southern Aotearoa New Zealand tell a story
9 May Dr Todd Redpath Te Kura Kairūri: School of Surveying Deep south national science challenge project
16 May TBC  
23 May Maritsa Nisa Te Kura Kairūri: School of Surveying Assessing Vertical Land Motion in Indonesia: How it impacts the coastal regions
30 May Dr Elisabetta D'Anastasio Te Pῡ Ao: GNS Science GeoNet Data and data access

Semester 2

18 July Brad Cooper, Adam Knyvett and Chester RosieToitū Te Whenua LINZ and Ocean Infinity (OI)Toitū Te Whenua LINZ – seabed mapping of the approaches to Otago (PDF)
25 July TBC  
1 August No seminar – it’s graduate recruitment time  
8 August No seminar – it’s graduate recruitment time  
15 August Gang QiaoTongji UniversityTBC
22 August Josh Paku and Francesca MarzaticoTe Kura Kairūri: School of SurveyingTBC
29 August Boyd PeacockGet Home SafeTBC
5 September Mid Semester Break – no seminar   
12 September Emily Tidey and Marine Science Te Kura Kairūri: School of SurveyingIongairo Banks Peninsula project update
19 September TBC  
26 September TBC  
3 October Jayachandran P ThayyilUniversity of New Brunswick 
10 October TBC  
17 October BSurv honours students Te Kura Kairūri: School of SurveyingTBC

Past events

S+SNZ Conference, Dunedin, 2023

The Survey+Spatial 2023 Conference was  held in Dunedin this year from 30 Aug - 1 September. The theme is Marking the Journey, Hāpaia and we will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of Te Kura Kairūri | the National School of Surveying at this time.

30 Aug: Pre-conference workshops hosted at Te Kura Kairūri, 310 Castle Street, Dunedin. Find out more about the workshops here.

31 Aug & 1 Sept: Conference hosted at Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin.

1 Sept: School of Surveying Reunion Dinner, held at the University Union.

GeoComputation 2019, Queenstown

For its 15th outing, the international GeoComputation conference came to New Zealand, running from 18th to 21st September 2019 in conjunction with the New Zealand Geospatial Research Conference (NZGRC) 2019.

Find out more about GeoComputation 2019

125th NZIS Conference, Dunedin, 2013

The New Zealand Institute of Surveyors celebrated its 125th anniversary at their annual conference held in Dunedin from 29-31 August 2013. The occasion also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National School of Surveying.

Find out more about the 125th NZIS Conference

SIRC NZ 2013

SIRC NZ 2013 (since named NZGRC) was the inaugural GIS and Remote Sensing research conference for New Zealand, running on 29th August and 30th August 2013 at the University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

Find out more about the SIRC NZ 2013


GIS@Otago 2019 Symposium

The School of surveying and University Library are hosting a GIScience Symposium to bring together students and staff from every corner of Otago University to learn about all things GIS.

Find out more about the GIS@Otago 2019 Symposium

2014 New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium

The New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium is a biennial event attended by New Zealand's sea ice research community.  The 2014 edition is being hosted by the School of Surveying.

Find out more about the New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium

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