e-Spatial’s CIO, Matti Seikkula, has recently been appointed to the CRC-SI Program 3 board.
The Co-operative Research Centre for Spatial Information pushes the frontiers of spatial science in Australia and NZ. It conducts user-driven research in spatial information that addresses issues of national importance. The CRC-SI works to ensure that essential government delivery services run more effectively, giving substantial productivity gains in health, energy provision, agriculture, defence and urban planning.
Program 3 (Next Generation Spatial Infrastructures) researches new, intelligent ways to improve the organisation, access and use of spatial data in Australia and NZ through automation, data management methodologies, robust data tracking system and application efficiencies.
As a thought leader in this space, Matti is expected to add significant value in setting the strategic direction for this program.
e-Spatial already plays an active role in the CRC-SI, with Simon Jellie being the elected representative for New Zealand on the 43pl board. The 43pl is a consortium of small and medium enterprises that are essential participants in the CRC-SI.