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 email@example.com or the co-organisers:
Emily Tidey firstname.lastname@example.org
James Berghan email@example.com
Francesca Marzatico firstname.lastname@example.org
|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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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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