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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:

SURV580 Research Project students:

Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago tbc
31 March
7 April Scott Willis Willis Advisory & Climate Navigator tbc
14 April Prof Sean Fitzsimons

Te Iho Whenua | School of Geography, University of Otago Storms, earthquakes and landscape change: Decoding the sedimentary record in lakes
21 April MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June Jim Bazsika Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago Surveying and the Apalacian Trail

Semester Two
Date Presenter Institution Title
14 July
21 July
28 July
4 August Dr Matt Schmidt Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai tbc
11 August
18 August Dr Todd Redpath University of Otago tbc
26 August
1 September MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar
8 September
15 September PhD student: Frances Ifeoma Ukonze Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago tbc
22 September
29 September tbc
6 October Aubrey Miller Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago tbc
13 October 2022 Honours students: Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying, University of Otago tbc

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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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