We bring together people who are interested in geography – in a deeper understanding of the world around them. We organise a diverse programme of lectures and trips. We are passionate about geographical education, and run an Australia-wide school competition. We always have a major project on the go.
June Lecture: 7 June 2016, 7:30 pm
“Biophysical remote sensing” presented by Prof Stuart Phinn
Stuart Phinn’s research interests are in measuring and monitoring environmental changes using earth observation data and publishing/sharing ecosystem data. He is a professor of Geography at the University of Queensland where he teaches remote sensing and he has established and co-directs the Remote Sensing Research Centre, Joint Remote Sensing Research Program and Australian Earth Observation Coordination Group. Most recently he was the founding director of Australia’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network and its Associate Science Director, as well as leading the establishment of Australia’s first Long Term Plan for Ecosystem Science and the Australian Ecosystem Science Council. He received his PhD from the University of California – Santa Barbara/San Diego State University in 1997. The majority of his work uses images collected from satellite and aircraft, in combination with field measurements, to map and monitor the Earth’s environments and how they are changing over time. A large part of this is in coastal and marine environments with C.Roelfsema. This work is done in collaboration with other environmental scientists, government environmental management agencies, NGO’s and private companies. He publishes extensively with his collaborators, and currently has 165 papers in refereed international journals, 1 book, and 11 book chapters. A large part of this work also involves training the next generation of scientists and managers who effectively use remote sensing, and has graduated 38 PhD students. A growing part of this work now focuses on national coordination of Earth observation activities and the collection, publishing and sharing of ecosystem data.
Activity: 23 June Thu - Engineering Heritage Walk
On Thursday 23 June 2016, an Engineering Heritage Walk will take us along William Street where we will note what it looked like in days gone past and imagine what it may look like after the major casino development planned for that precinct is completed. We will then walk through the QUT campus and across the Goodwill Bridge and visit the Maritime Museum and South Brisbane Dry Dock.
Ken Sutton Memorial Library Group - 27 June Mon, 9:00 am to 11:30 pm, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, Milton.
Map Group - 6 June Mon, 10:00 am, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, Milton.
* The Society's 2014/15 Annual Report may be downloaded HERE.
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
Governor of Queensland