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 organisers:
Emily Tidey email@example.com and
Yong Chien Zheng firstname.lastname@example.org
|2 March||2022-23 School of Surveying Summer Bursary students and staff presentations|
What did we get up to this summer?
|9 March||Raphael Krier-Mariani||Dunedin City Council (DCC)||Nearshore coastal processes and management of rock coasts and sandy beaches|
|16 March||Dr Robert Odolinski and Dr Yong Chien Zheng||Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying||Instantaneous, dual-Frequency, multi-GNSS precise cm-level positioning using Google Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones with an improved estimator|
|23 March||BSurv Honours candidates for 2023||Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying|
2023 Honours topic presentations:
|30 March||Kurt Cole||JASMAX||Dunedin's Retail Quarter - George Street Upgrade Design|
|6 April||Grace Ng Shi Hui||Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University Singapore||Understanding Tectonic Vertical Land Motions for Relative Sea-Level Changes in Southeast Asia: Through Geodetic Observations and Earthquake Models|
|13 April||MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar|
|20 April||Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey & Associate Professor Tony Moore||STRAND , Otago University , GNS Science , Bodeker Scientific , Griffith Uni , Reserve Bank of New Zealand , Core Logic , NeSI , NIWA , RiskScape||The STRAND project: Uncertainties in modelling climate change-related flooding risks to property|
|27 April||Dr Laura Robichaux||Beca||(Un)Managed Retreat of Isle de Jean Charles|
|11 May||Graeme Blick||LINZ||Mapping New Zealand 2025 – seamlessly mapping New Zealand from the land to the sea|
Catherine Murupaenga Ikenn & Dr Francesca Marzatico
Indigenous human rights advocate
|A conversation about indigenous land rights in the climate crisis|
|25 May||Andy Burrell||LANDPRO||Aerial Bathymetric LiDAR|
|1 June||Dr Mick Strack||Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying||Getting here from there: a valedictory|
|13 July||Giacomo Caleffi||Copenhagen Offshore Partners||Offshore Wind Energy in NZ|
|20 July||Adam Mesa||CKL||The Cadastral Surveying Licensing Journey and Adding Value to Projects as a Surveyor|
|27 July||No seminar this week (it's recruitment time for our students!)|
|3 August||No seminar this week (it's recruitment time for our students!)|
|10 August||Hon Rachel Brooking||Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Associate Minister for Environment,||tbc - Progress on the proposed Resource Management legislation|
|17 August||Emily Tidey, Dr Francesca Marzatico, Sam Thompson||Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying|
tbc - Conference presentations from Emily and Francesca
2023 Honours topic presentation:
|24 August||Belen Jimenez Baron||Seabed 2030||tbc - Seabed 2030|
MID SEMESTER BREAK - no seminar
NOTE: This schedule is not being updated due to the university website migration, please contact seminar organisers for more details.
|5 October||Dr Donna Hendry||Te Pūtea Rangahau Angitū, Te Tari Tānga | PBRF and Publications Office, Outputs Office||PBRF and publications update|
|Week of 12 October|
BSurv Honours student final presentations
2024-2025: Staff presentations outlining 200-300 level options papers and honours topic ideas
|Te Kura Kairūri | School of Surveying|
S+SNZ Conference, Dunedin, 2023
The Survey+Spatial 2023 Conference will be 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. Find out more about the conference here.
1 Sept: School of Surveying Reunion Dinner, held at the University Union. To register for the dinner visit here.
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.