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Surveying seminar series, conferences and symposia

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

2022 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 survsems@otago.ac.nz or the co-organisers:
Emily Tidey emily.tidey@otago.ac.nz
James Berghan james.berghan@otago.ac.nz
Francesca Marzatico francesca.marzatico@otago.ac.nz

Semester One
Date Presenter(s) Institution Title
3 March 2021-22 School of Surveying Summer Bursary students: Ellorine Carle and Hugo Collins Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago

Ellorine: Resolving landscape dynamics in the Fox Glacier/Te Moeka o Tūawe catchment with remote sensing and 3-D change detection

Hugo: The Tunnel Beach Project

10 March Dr Greg Leonard Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago The Anomalous Winter 2019 Sea-ice Conditions in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
17 March A.Prof Tony Moore Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago "Even landforms have feelings": Geovisualisation for Geomorphology
24 March

2022 Honours students: Hugo Collins & Francesca Robb

Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago

Hugo: To align or not? That is the question

Francesca: How coastal boundaries in New Zealand change

7 April Scott Willis Willis Advisory & Climate Navigator Climate Sensitive Towns and Communities
21 April MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar
19 May Prof Sean Fitzsimons Te Iho Whenua | School of Geography, University of Otago Storms, earthquakes and landscape change: Decoding the sedimentary record in lakes
2 June Jim Bazsika Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago One Surveyor's Journey Towards The Appalachian Trail (AT)

Semester Two
Date Presenter Institution Title
21 July Lucy Coyle University of Otago, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai Using Esri Story Map ArcGIS to communicate local fishery data
4 August Dr Matt Schmidt Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai Dunedin's Changing Shoreline: A city built on reclamation
9 August, 11am Anselm Haanan Toitū Te Whenua | Land Information New Zealand Surveying Māori Rights and Interests and Surveyor General's SURV399 Report Prize Presentation
11 August Brad Cooper Toitū Te Whenua | Land Information New Zealand Going south - the challenges of seafloor mapping under the ice
26 August Dr Crystal Olin Te pokapū rōnaki tāone-nui | The NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago, Wellington  Public Housing & Urban Regeneration: A Research Journey of Partnerships & Multidisciplinary Strands
1 September MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar
8 September Dr Todd Redpath Te Iho Whenua | School of Geography and Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago From snow cover to snow depth, and beyond, from space
15 September Rebecca Scannell Ministry for the Environment | Manatū Mō Te Taiao Our Future Resource Management System
22 September Charl-Thom Bayer Landportal and Open Up Guide for Land Governance Open Data for Improved Land Governance
29 September Associate Professor Mike Hilton Te Iho Whenua | School of Geography, University of Otago Sea-levels, seeds and lagoon island formation in the Maldives
5 October, 1pm Claire Buxton FIG Young Surveyors Volunteer Community Surveyor Program Map the World A Better Place with the FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program
6 October Surveying PG students: Martin Forbes and Aubrey Miller Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago Martin: The Limits of Control
Aubrey: When it rains, it avalanches: Initial observations and analysis of mass-movement sequence in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, 17-19 July 2022
12 October, 5pm 2022 Honours student final presentations: Frankie (Francesca) Robb Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago

Frankie: Oceans apart: Disconnections between physical and legal coastal boundaries

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Conferences

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

Symposia

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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