Engineers Australia

The future of ground data sharing: challenges and opportunities

John Greenfield, Sven Thorin, Gretchen Darras, Phil Davies, Tim Thompson, James Searle and Sam Mirlatifi

The panel is formed of ground data management experts from government, consultancy and the construction industry. 

The evening will start with short talks by the expert panel on relevant topics and then the audience will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and raise their questions to the panel. 

Some of the topics for discussion include: Why share ground data? Are any incentives required? Is new legislation required? What are the tools at our disposal? What do other countries/states do? What are the biggest challenges to sharing ground data? Where should the data sit? Can the data be relied upon?

About the speakers

John GreenfieldDirector Geoscience, Geological Survey of NSW

Sven ThorinGeotechnical Manager, Sydney Metro

Gretchen DarrasScientific Officer (Geotechnical Information), RMS

Phil DaviesPrincipal Engineer, Director, GeoReports

Tim ThompsonSenior Geotechnical Engineer, Arup

James SearleSenior Engineering Geologist, Coffey

Sam MirlatifiGroup Manager, Technical Director, John Holland

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