Day 2 Agenda

PGSC-5 DAY 2 – 12th August 2020 

PGSC PANEL SERIES: Emerging Opportunities in Geospatial and Surveying Practice in the Pacific

Link Participants                                                               Host: Ms. Molly Powers-Tora, PGSC Partnership Desk
11.00 AM Welcome Meizyanne Hicks, PGSC Vice-Chair
11.10 AM PANEL 1: Geospatial & Remote Sensing Developments and Emerging Opportunities

Moderator: Chee Hai Teo – UN-GGIM

·       Developing a Geodesy Thematic Layer for the IGIF: First Steps – Allison Craddock, International GNSS Service

·       National Coordination of Seabed Mapping Activities: From Data Acquisition to Dissemination — Kim Picard, Geoscience Australia

·       Group on Earth Observations (GEO) — Andrew Jones, Pacific Community

·       Copernicus & Pacific-An overview – Astrid-Christina Koch, European Commission

11.40 AM Q&A—Moderated Discussion
12.00 PM PANEL 2: Infrastructure Developments and Emerging Opportunities

Moderator: Nicholas Brown – Geoscience Australia

·       UN-GGIM Sub-committee on Geodesy, Coordinated Positioning – Nicholas Brown, Geoscience Australia and Viliami Folau, Tonga

·       Development of a geoid model for Majuro, Marshall Islands – David Dodd, IIC Technologies Limited, Australasia

·       Pacific Sea Level & Geodetic Monitoring Project – GNSS CORS Infrastructure Upgrade — Ryan Ruddick, Geoscience Australia

·       Fiji Geodetic Infrastructure and Campaign – Asakaia Tabua, Fiji 

12.40 PM Q&A—Moderated Discussion
1.00 PM PANEL 3: Capacity Development and Emerging Opportunities

Moderator: Robert Sarib—FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Networt

·       Surveyors Capacity Development Plan — Viliami Folau, Tonga

·       Volunteerism: Project ideas and opportunities for Pacific Young Surveyors network — Chethna Ben, University of the South Pacific

·       Geospatial at USP — Nick Rollings, University of the South Pacific

·       Survey Education at FNU — Rohitesh Prasad, Fiji National University

·       Pacific GIS&RS User Conference — Wolf Forstreuter, Pacific GIS & RS Council 

1.40 PM Q&A—Moderated Discussion
2.00 PM Closing Meizyanne Hicks, PGSC Vice-Chair