Pacific Geospatial Conference 2022


The Pacific GIS&RS User Conference become the Pacific Geospatial Conference and will be held the 28th of November 2022 to the 02nd of December 2022 in Suva, Fiji.

Abstract submissions deadline : 31 August 2022
The Call for Presentations is now open HERE.
The theme is "Digital Platforms, GIS and Remote Sensing to anticipate and manage impacts of Global Warming"
We welcome all levels of expertise, from highly technical to end user, and from academic, professional and community projects.
First cut-off date for submission is Wednesday August 31st.
Presentations may be recorded for the Conference's YouTube channel.

Registration is now Open!
Click HERE to register

This year topic:

Use of Digital Platforms, GIS and Remote Sensing to anticipate and manage impacts of Global Warming


Our journey began in 1998 when the University of the South Pacific and the Fiji Lands Department jointly held the first two-day National GIS Conference in Suva. This gained momentum and wider interest with the uptake of these technologies across our developing Pacific landscape and lead to the establishment of what became the Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing User Conference in 2004 catering to the growing interest across the region.
Today, the conference is reputably the largest GIS and Remote Sensing Conference attended by Pacific Islanders leveraging this annual opportunity to network and pursue partnerships with practitioners from around the globe. The conference spotlights latest innovative technologies, promotes knowledge and capacity development and sharing of best practices,  gathering over 300 attendees annually.
In 2022 Conference, we take it up a notch combining for the first time with Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) Foundation and OpenStreetMap Foundation’s regional conference "FOSS4G SoTM Oceania". Thus a new conference name is championed from our collective drive and convened as "The Pacific Geospatial Conference".
The event spans four days covering over 60 presentations. On Day 4, we host discussion sessions whilst Day 5 features technical workshops facilitated by various leading industry experts.
The Pacific Geospatial Conference warmly invites you to share this opportunity and hear from Pacific Island users present highlights of their work aligned to governmental targets, and meet with our network of regional and global experts, sharing best practices and knowledge in applications relevant for the Pacific. Save the date and register to join our series of presentations, workshops, and networking events. 

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Please contact conference@pgrsc.org for more information.

Why Attend?

The Pacific GIS & RS Conference is the largest gathering of Pacific Island Users and our network of regional and international stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge in developing and using GIS and Remote Sensing tools and products. Over 300 participants register each year and look forward to the range of presentations, workshops, and social events such as the APSEA awards accorded at the conference closing cocktail. 
Social Activities

A range of social activities are offered throughout the conference week, from the opening cocktail to the pub crawl, concluding with the infamous Sandbank Picnic on Saturday. These opportunities allow participants to enjoy downtime through informal networking events.
Workshops

Workshops are held at the end of the conference week, by spatial industry regional and global experts. These workshops always prove to be a popular and important activity during the conference. Workshops are held concurrently and usually at the SPC, Geoscience Division Campus in Nabua and at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus. See the 2018 list here.
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