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Queensland Spatial Conference 2008

by zx8 last modified Nov 08, 2007 12:48 PM

The Conference theme of "Global Warning: What's Happening In Paradise?" gives presenters scope to address the changes relevant to our industry. The Conference welcomes participation by all people with spatial industry related interests, including those working or studying in the disciplines of land surveying, remote sensing and photogrammetry, hydrography, engineering and mining surveying, cartography and spatial information. This is also the premier event for land surveyors for 2008 and is endorsed and supported by SSI Land Surveying Commission.

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When Jul 17, 2008 08:30 AM to
Jul 19, 2008 05:00 PM
Where Holiday Inn, Surfers Paradise
Contact Name Absolute Events & Marketing
Contact Email
Contact Phone 07 3394 2310 or 0404 488 910
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The theme of the Queensland Spatial Industry Conference 2008 is:  Global Warning:  What’s Happening In Paradise?   

Queensland is host to some of the fastest growing regions in Australia. The relentless effect of drought and impact of global warming on our drier agricultural communities has resulted in a gradual urbanisation of coastal zones. As a society, we are now faced with the challenge of planning for a rapidly increasing  population, maintaining the health of our environment and  factoring in the presence of climate change.

The QSC2008 Conference Committee invites you to be part of the solution to the challenges that climate change is generating and to contribute your ideas and innovative solutions on this important issue 

Throughout Queensland, local Councils, State Government and private industry are constantly challenged to ensure the regional infrastructure, resources and community town plans meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population.

It is forecast that by the end of 2016, the population of Queensland will have increased by 16% (Source:  Queensland Government Population Projections 2006).

Planners are also faced with the added complexity of taking into account the effects of climate change brought about primarily by global warming. The unique topographic characteristics and locality of many of Queensland’s coastal regions are exposed to many negative influences of global warming.

The question therefore must be asked “What’s Happening in Paradise?” and what strategies are being planned to minimise the effects of global warming and to ration resources to ensure sustainability to the end of this century.

Are Queensland’s coastal areas faced with potential flooding caused by rising sea levels, siltation of canals and waterways, moving sands and erosion and unregulated development?  Have quantitative surveys been undertaken to measure change in sea level and to determine the effect of high rise development on wind patterns and sand drift?  Will the rise in temperature cause potential algae blooms in water storage areas?  Is there a limit to land development and at what cost to vegetation and the environment?  Should a carbon credit value be established for vegetation and factored into City plans? How are water resources being managed and planned for? Have infrastructure and transport corridors been planned to ration resources economically with future environmental considerations?  These questions are a small sample of potential long term considerations that need to be dealt with now to minimize the inevitable effects of global warming.

 

Early

(By 30 May 2008)

Standard

(After 30 May 2008)

SSI Member

$620

$670

Non Member

$785

$835

SSI Young Professionals

$420

$420

Day Registration - Member

$418

$468

Day Registration – Non Member

$462

$512

The purpose of this Conference is to identify the threat, present factual arguments, provide innovative methods of spatial analysis/monitoring and to develop sustainable solutions to a phenomenon that is now a household name but not very well understood.

The QSC2008 Conference will facilitate the opportunity for spatial professionals to provide sound solutions to the potential effects of global warming.

We encourage you to submit an abstract based on the topic applicable to you.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Conference welcomes participation by all people with spatial industry related interests, including those working or studying in the disciplines of land surveying, remote sensing and photogrammetry, hydrography, engineering and mining surveying, cartography and spatial information. 

This is also the premier event for land surveyors for 2008 and is endorsed and supported by the SSI Land Surveying Commission.

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