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12 November 2013

CRCSI at the WA Spatial Excellence Awards

The CRCSI has featured prominently at the WA Spatial Excellence Awards held at the Crown Perth.

Curtin University and CRCSI PhD student Xin Liu won the Postgraduate Student Award for his study on “The Determination of High Water Mark Along the Western Australia Coastal Line”. The study is seen as having a significant impact on reducing coastal land ownership conflicts and preventing potential damage to properties from poorly located land developments.

The CRCSI and NGIS also won the industry award for the People and Community category for the Pacific Islands Sea Level Rise data capacity building program. The judges commented that the program was an excellent example of technology transfer to developing nations facing huge challenges in the future

The program was part of the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Program (PACCSAP) Coastal Inundation Project, which was coordinated through the CRCSI and the previous Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE). The project’s goal was to develop the capacity within each Pacific Island to manage and use LiDAR data to support local sea-level rise planning and decision making in Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Samoa.

The awards are recognition of the contribution made by the CRCSI in partnership with the spatial community to assist in the resolution of significant issues facing both Australia and the Pacific.

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