Webinar: Positioning Australia

Launch of Space and Spatial Capability Cluster @ RMIT and first webinar: Positioning Australia

18th of June 2020, 11 am- 12:30 pm
via Microsoft Teams


Accurate position information is essential to everyday life. Accurate position allows us to locate ourselves in the world and get to where we want to go. Space based satellite positioning technology such as GPS and SBAS have enabled accurate positioning and navigation we rely on at the touch of a button, from smartphones to autonomous vehicles.

This technology is improving productivity by allowing new technology to be created and used across the economy. The NPIC and SBAS infrastructure investment will bring increased productivity, improved community safety and boosted innovation. The technology is helping grow Australia’s digital economy in key developed sectors such as mining, transport, construction, aviation and agriculture. A recent reported economic benefits from a national SBAS have the potential to deliver more than $6 billion to the Australian economy over the next 30 years.

Draft outline program


* Acknowledgement of Country and Introduction – A/Prof Suelynn Choy and Prof Matt Duckham, RMIT University.

* Keynote and launch of SASCCAR – Prof Aleks Subic, DVC College of Science, Engineering and Health, and Vice President for Digital Innovation, RMIT University.

* Australia’ National Positioning Infrastructure – Dr John Dawson, Director of Positioning, National Positioning Infrastructure Branch, Geoscience Australia.

* Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) – Dr Eldar Rubinov, SBAS Technical Manager, FrontierSI.

* Victoria’s geodetic/positioning infrastructure – Alex Woods, Manager of Geodesy, Surveyor-General Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

* Panel Q&A

* Closing remarks