Chairman Message

Mapping of Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench
I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Marine Economy Summit Series – Advanced Industrial Technology held at HKUST on 12 May. The title of my speech was "GIS Empowering Marine Ecological Monitoring & Management".

During the preparation of my speech, I read an interesting story about the expedition of a marine geologist and Chief Scientist of Esri, Dr Dawn Wright, to Challenger Deep on 12 July 2022. Wright made history in becoming the first Black woman to descend nearly 11km below the sea surface to Challenger Deep, a region of the Mariana Trench near Guam and the deepest known point on the planet. The trip allowed her to use expertise in marine geology and company’s geospatial technology.

Message from LSD Chairman - May 2023 (whole message)