Simon Bennett
Simon Bennett

Simon Bennett, SHG’s Senior GIS Surveyor (pictured), will leave for Ascension Island on 2 November 2015 to attend a Remote Sensing workshop – on a three week course run by AIG’s Conservation team as part of its Darwin Project: ‘Mapping Ascension Island’s Terrestrial Ecosystem’.

Simon spoke of what he hopes to gain from his training:

“The workshop will expose me to different methods of data collection and analysis, which will benefit me in future Geographic Information System (GIS) works at our office here on St Helena.  It will also be a good opportunity to see various different approaches to GIS.”

Simon’s main role in SHG is to support the development of the St Helena Environmental Information System (SHEIS), including giving support to GIS users and promoting the use of GIS. He is also responsible for Land Registry surveys and for developing a fully digital map of the Island.

Simon’s trip will be funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Jubilee Fund, managed by the Governor’s Office.

Simon concluded:

“I would like to thank both the FCO and the Governor’s Office for giving me this opportunity.”

Simon will return to St Helena on Saturday 28 November 2015.


30 October 2015






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