Space, Spatial & Surveying Diversity Leadership Network

The Space, Spatial & Surveying Diversity Leadership Network (SSS-DLN)  is an initiative in response to the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda. 

We bring together leaders from business, government and education to provide visible advocacy for diversity and inclusion within the professions of space, spatial and surveying. 

Our program of work is informed by Thinking differently about difference: An action plan for boosting innovation and collaboration in the Spatial Sectors through diversity and inclusion. 

Membership is free and we welcome all industry professionals who would like to advocate, support or learn more about diversity and inclusion within our sector.

Our Charter

We believe in challenging the status quo and bringing new solutions to old problems by creating a strong network of leaders and changemakers.

The Space, Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network (SSS-DLN) brings together leaders from business, government and education to provide visible advocacy for diversity and inclusion within the profession. It has a particular focus on promoting sector-level actions that support greater diversity and more inclusive workplaces and that grow the capabilities and skills of our sector for the future.

The SSS-DLN is open to industry professionals from the space, geospatial and surveying profession in Australia or New Zealand.

The network is governed by a committee of who volunteer their time to provide strategic leadership, coordination and advocacy for the network’s activities. The composition of the Co-Conveners committee is intended to bring an appropriate mix of skills, experience and backgrounds to best serve the interests of the SSS-DLN. Co-Conveners serve a two-year term that is staggered between members to ensure a smooth transition.  Sub-working groups are also used to progress specific actions and are chaired by a Co-Convener.

The SSS-DLN meets three times a year, coinciding with events, to share data and experiences on diversity within their organisation and provide feedback and direction on the strategic priorities for the network. Its program of work is informed by Thinking differently about difference: An action plan for boosting innovation and collaboration in the Spatial Sectors through diversity and inclusion.

Industry examples

In February 2020 the Co-Conveners of the Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network issued a call to the spatial sector to showcase leaders in our sector who are investing in opening doors, challenging bias, and creating workplace cultures that foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Sharing stories is one of the most powerful means we have to influence, teach, and inspire. For that reason, the aim was to hear and learn about those success stories that demonstrate practical ways to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

The below case studies are the result of that call. They are a wonderful set of examples on how organisations and individuals are adopting strategies and new ways to progress in this important matter. We hope you enjoy the read and get inspired to take action.

Have you got a case study you would like to share with the space, spatial and surveying industry? Get in touch with us diversity@2026agenda.com

Interested in supporting diversity and inclusion within the space, spatial and surveying sector? Sign up now.