AGIA sponsors 2014 Perth Data Management Symposium

PPDMIn keeping with one of AGIA’s core objectives – to maintain links between members and geoscience information organisations in Australia and overseas – AGIA is sponsoring the 2014 Perth Data Management Symposium, August 6-8.

The Symposium is organised by the Professional Petroleum Data Management
(PPDM) Association, a not-for-profit Canadian-based society established in 1991. PPDM’s mission is to “ promote professional petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices” [PPDM]. AGIA’s National Committee believes there are benefits for the membership in fostering links with Associations that share a common interest in geoscience information, such as PPDM. One of the direct benefits of the current sponsorship arrangement is a discounted Symposium registration rate of US$250 for AGIA’s financial members (the fee is usually US$449 for PPDM members & US$559 for non-members).

Symposium topics of interest to AGIA members include:

  • Search & Rescue – The Data Lost and Found Initiative - Guy Holmes, SpectrumData
  • 20/20: Conversations About Conservation of Data Value - Martin Storey, Well Data QA
  • Petroleum Industry Data Management Issues within the Australian Environment - Michael Wiltshire, Occam Technology
  • Data Management as a Profession - Ingrid Kristel, PPDM Association

Further details about the Symposium can be found on the PPDM website. AGIA members can contact Bryan Francisco at PPDM to arrange a discounted registration.

For those needing to update their AGIA membership, registration is currently open via TryBooking.



AGIA Winter Warmer Perth

7.30am, Tuesday 29th July 2014
BHP Billiton Building
Brookfield Place, 125 Georges Terrace, Perth
Light breakfast provided

CSIRO Information Specialist Sue Cook is the guest speaker at the Perth AGIA Winter Warmer. Sue will informally discuss, demonstrate and answer questions on the use and development of the CSIRO Data Access Portal and its support for data and software citation. She will also be discussing other CSIRO geoscience data initiatives. Read more about Sue on her LinkedIn profile.

The Winter Warmer will be a great chance to catch up with your geoscience information colleagues, enjoy the wonderful facilities of the BHP Billiton Building, hear the industry gossip and contribute to your professional development. Book soon as places are limited!

 Bookings close 25th July 2014

Queries to Rae Davie