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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the co-organisers:
Emily Tidey email@example.com
James Berghan firstname.lastname@example.org
|15 July||Dr Robert Odolinski||Te Kura Kairūri/School of Surveying||Best Integer Equivariant estimation for low-cost, multi-GNSS, single- and dual-frequency RTK receivers with short and long baselines|
|22 July||Marcus Hall & Liam Sercombe||Beca||The Surveyor's Role As Innovator|
|29 July||Dr Pascal Sirguey, Dr Mick Strack, Emily Tidey||Te Kura Kairūri/School of Surveying||Surveying at the Survey+Spatial NZ Conference|
|12 August||Anselm Haanan||LINZ||TBC|
|19 August||Mark Dyer||TBC: Leveraging the 3D cadastre|
|26 August||Dr Matthew Schmidt||Te Papa Atawhai/Department of Conservation||TBC: Dunedin shoreline|
|2 September||MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar||-||-|
|9 September - midday||TBC|
|9 September - 1pm||Declan Stubbing||Discovery Marine Ltd (DML)||TBC: Lidar and multibeam stitching|
|30 September||A Prof Toni Moore, A Prof Kirk Hamilton, Dr Greg Leonard||Te Kura Kairūri/School of Surveying and Te Tari Mātai Whaiaroaro/Department of Physiology, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo/University of Otago||TBC|
|7 October||Aubrey Miller||Te Kura Kairūri/School of Surveying||TBC|
|14 October||Prof Michelle Thompson-Fawcett||Te Iho Whenua/School of Geography, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo/University of Otago||TBC|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.