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Over 50 presentations were submitted and presented during the Conference Week from the 26th to the 30th of November, 2018. Those that have been approved for download are now available via this page. Please contact pgrsc.conference@gmail.com for any queries.

DAY 1: Monday 26th November, 2018

Session 1: Opening

Mr. Malakai Finau
Conference Opening (Permanenet Secretary MLMR, Fiji)

Dr. Andrew Jones
Welcome Address Philipp Müller Memorial Address

Dr. Russell Howorth
Welcome Address PGRSC Board

Dr. Wolf Forstreuter
Conference Overview
Session 2: Presentations
Dr. Wolf Forstreuter
The Pacific GIS & RS Council (PGRSC)
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Andrew Steele
EarthWatch Web Services and What it means to the Pacific
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Jonah Sullivan
Introduction to the Copernicus Australasia Regional Hub
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Warren Eade
Trimble Portfolio Update Preparing for life without Windows Mobile
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Session 3: Presentations
Peter Kinne
The Need for AI to Maintain Time Dominant Analysis in the Satellite Era
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Wolf Forstreuter
Utilisation of Satellite Image Data in Pacific Island Countries, Journey of a Quarter of a Century
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Clive Fraser
ISPRS: The Information from Imagery Society
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Luc St-Pierre
Space Solutions for the Pacific Region
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Session 4: Presentations
Rafael Kargren
Creating joint Pacific EO Data Platform
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Lotomaulalo Levi
A review of GIS and Remote Sensing Practices in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
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Elena Lobo
CommonSensing, an EO Platform for Climate Change Adaption in the Pacific
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Christopher Pearson
The new MOU between the PGSC and Survey and Spatial New Zealand: What does it mean for the geospatial community in the South Pacific?
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Valentin Gazeau
Land Cover Artifical Neural Network Application
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DAY 2: Tuesday 27th November, 2018

Session 1: Presentations
John Kaitu'u
QBOOK Moodle: Final Stages vs. Lessons Learned
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Jonah Sullivan
QGIS Python Plugins and ArcGIS Python Toolboxes
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Elisa Puccioni
Using GIS to better assess the mineral and economic potential for polymetallic nodule deposits in the Cook Island EEZ
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Mark Stege
Precision Agroforestry Tree Mapping in the Marshall Islands
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Hirdeshni Gautam
A year of Radar Image Processing at SPC Geoinformatics
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Session 2: Presentations
Lanieta Rokotuiwakaya
Fiji Forest Change Detection as Wall to Wall Mapping 2006, 2012, 2016
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Remi Andreoli
FLOW: Assessing the function state of forest ecosystems for the protection of water resource in the Pacific
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Jean Massenet
Knowing better your territory for a more adapted management of its resources, using GIS & RS
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Elisa Puccioni
Improving Land Use Solutions with GIS
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Michael Dyer
Participatory mapping as land-use planning tool to inform conservation measures to improve flood mitigation in the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa
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Session 3: Presentations
Isireli Buwawa
GIS in the Sugar Industry - SPC Fairtrade
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Kolora Qaitivi
Predicting the most suitable Mangrove Species as the Natural Coastal Defence for the Fijian Coastal Communities
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Dr. Kevin Davies
Mapping Landscape Diversity in the Ba Catchment: A Remote Sensing Approach using Google Earth Engine
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Lynette Sifa
Tonga Protected Areas
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Session 4: Presentations
Julie Callebaut
Environmental data management and GIS
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Melvyn Levrel
Understanding Pacific Geo-resources with the use of GIS-RS and providing Capacity Building
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Jonah Sullivan
FOSS4F Oceania
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DAY 3: Wednesday 28th November, 2018

Session 1: Presentations
Thomas Gaillard
SOSPADIS - Socio-spatial dynamics of informal settlements in the Pacific Island Countries. Application of an agent-based model for water supply in Fiji and Vanuatu
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Leo Richard Willams
GIS and the 2018 Fijian General Elections
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Lynette Sifa
Application of GIS to Tropical Cyclone GITA
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Joeli Varo
Earthquake hazard assessment in Viti Levu Island of Fiji
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Ebony Taavili
Spatial Assessment of the four water catchements in Apia, Post Tropical Cyclone Gita - 2018
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Session 2: Presentations
Sachindra Singh
Risk Tools and Data for Pacific Resilience
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Titimanu Simi
PARTneR Project Samoa</h6
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Johnie Tarry Nimau
Modelling Disaster Risk in Vanuatu
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Pupunu Tukuafu
The Application of Drone Mapping, Surveying and Monitoring of Sand Mining at 'Ahononoy Tongatapu
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Steve Pyatt(Pictured) and Dr. Alan Cheung
GEOINT Support to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in the Region
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Session 3: Presentations
Giovanna Varra
Disaster Emergency, Mind the Gap
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Jean Roger
The use of GIS in tsunami hazard assessment for New Caledonia from topographic data management to evacuation map production (TSUCAL project)
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Steven Ackerly
GIS Technologies Applied in the Search For MH370
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Jonah Sullivan
Routing Openstreetmap and Time Based Data Display
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Session 4: Presentations
Marco Bernasocchi
Because data is outside - QField, the future of QGIS on mobile devices
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Marco Bernasocchi
Is QGIS3 already rocking your GIS? News and Highlights from team QGIS
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Snyther Biza
Modelling Sea Level Rise Impacts on High Islands in the FSM
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DAY 4: Thursday 29th November, 2018

Session 1: Presentations
Tiit Kuster
Marine and coastal part of ESA Earth observation in support of sustainable development initiative
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Bradley Eichelberger
Transcending tiny island issues: streamlining spatial data collection and management in the Northern Mariana Islands
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ChanSu Yang
Satellite-based Operational Ocean Monitoring System in South Korea
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Steven Ackerly
S-121 Maritime Limits and Boundaries - Update on development of new open data standard
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Cecil Dupouy
Rain-derived particles and CDOM distribution along the East Coast of New Caledonia
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Session 2: Discussion Session
Nick Rollings
Mapping Atolls: UAV or VHR Image Data?
Jan Steffen
Mapping Sea Grass and Mangrove in Melanesian Countries: Grass Root or High Tech Solutions?
Sachindra Singh
Challenges Geospatial Cloud Computing in Pacific Island Countries
Litea Biukoto
Why is GIS Essential for Disaster Response?
Session 3: Presentations
Amrita Lal
Pacific Flying Labs
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Maria Kottermair
Shoreline change analysis using various historical aerial photographs and UAVs
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Richard Russell
UAV - Remote Sensing with Passive sensors in Fiji
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Craig Clouet
Using UAV with Lidar and advanced sensors
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Jack Hurley
Flexible low cost unmanned marine surveys
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Session 4: Presentations
Travis Parker
Using GIS and UAV imagery to improve agricultural productivity
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Komal Devi
Thermal Imaging and Stomatal Conductance in Fiji Mangroves
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Kolora Qativi
Mapping and Analyzing TFL Connect WiFi Hotspots in the Suva Peninsula
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Semesi Ketenilagi
Village Profiling with UAV and Field Survey
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Meizyanne Hicks
PGSC The Current Status and Activities
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Closing Session: National Reports, AGM PGRSC
AGM Summary
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