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.