UK (Aberdeen) Q4 Data Management Luncheon & Mini-Workshop

UK (Aberdeen) Q4 Data Management Luncheon & Mini-Workshop
Join us for the Aberdeen Q4 Data Management Luncheon and Mini-Workshop on October 30, 2019. This event is eligible for three CPDA Professional Development Units.

PPDM Association Events are specifically designed to facilitate collaborative idea sharing, discussion, and networking. Learn from your colleagues’ experiences, ask questions, build relationships and make key face-to-face connections. Engage in dynamic sessions and attend an information packed presentation.


This Luncheon and Mini-Workshop will feature two short presentations followed by a discussion.The agenda is planned as follows:

  • 11:30 - Registration and Welcome
  • 12:00 - Lunch and Networking
  • 12:30 - Introduction and Sponsor Presentations
  • 12:45 - "Dynamic Coordinate Reference Systems" with Craig Allinson (BP) - It may feel only like yesterday that our Data Stores and software “standardised on the use of WGS 84 as the “hub datum” to allow for data to be stored in a common CRS with the ability to translate between different local CRSs, but in all this time the earth has been subject to Plate Tectonics. Whilst our Geologists may think in terms of Paleo motion, our data is also subject to positional change. Many countries are considering adoption of new national Geodetic Datums to reflect this movement (i.e. Australia GDA2020) and so both our data stores and our software will need to be able to accommodate both the parameters and the need to record the epoch of data collection for us to perform the necessary coordinate change to correctly register current positions of this valuable data. For more information regarding Dynamic verses static CRSs and the use of ITRF (instead of simply WGS 84) I suggest this IOGP Guidance Note…
  • 13:15 - "What Is A Completion" with Elizabeth Patock, UK Leadership Team - an introduction to 'What Is A Completion' followed by a discussion about it.
  • 13:45 - Group Discussion
  • 14:30 - Event Close
    An Event flyer is available.

Location and Timing

This luncheon will be held at the OGA Offices at 48 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SH, UK.

Registration and lunch will take place from 11:30 am outside the room. Lunch, sponsored by IHS Markit, followed by the luncheon presentations at 12:30.

If you have any food allergies please let us know during the registration process. If you find you are no longer able to attend, please advise us of your cancellation as soon as possible to free up a space for another attendee.

Free Registration

This Luncheon and Mini-Workshop is currently planned to be free to attend. Please register below to save your place, as spots are limited. Registration will close on October 29, 2019, so register early.

Professional Development Units

This event is eligible for:
To learn more about Professional Development Units (PDU) and the CPDA Certification Program, please visit our Certification Page.

Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who support these events which are aimed at enhancing your ability to deliver better data management practices within your company as well as the building of a data management Community in the United Kingdom. A special thanks to our sponsors for hosting this event. Without the support of sponsors, events of this nature would not be possible.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors


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