Papua New Guinea - Geodetic Monitoring Site

Site ID
SITU
Station Location
Situm
Station Number
ST 31029
Station Address
7th Australian Division Memorial School, Situm
WGS-84 Station Coordinates
Latitude            S 638'39".6
Longitude         E 14703'19".8
Ellipsoidal Ht     170m

SITE OWNERSHIP

Owner / Authority
Memorial School
Site Contact/s
Steven Tuperi, Headmaster,
PO Box 2461, Lae

STATION DESCRIPTION

Station marker
hemispherical headed bolt in centre of galvanised iron pipe, set in concrete

Inscription

Reference marks

Witness marks
none
Azimuth marks
none placed
Station constructed by/date
Colleen Stevens, UCSC, 1993

special instructions

Site soil / Geology

SITE ACCESS

Roads
SITU is 9.4 km north-east of Unitech by Road
0 km Unitech Gate, turn right
1.4 km pass turn-off to left (Igam Barracks)
4.3 km Turn left at Bumayong
5.0 km Cross the New Busu River bridge
6.3 km pass turn-off to left (Posi/Hobu)
9.2 km cross Bupu River causeway
9.3 km turn left into Situm school
9.4 km SITU is in the playing field to the right

Vehicle rental
Avis Lae ph 4724644 or 4724354
Avis Nadzab airport ph 4724929
Hertz Lae ph 4725982
Hertz Nadzab ph 4723650

Hilux twin-cab 2WD/4WD is required (to cross Bupu River)
2002; Special Avis rate for ANU K210 per day including VAT, CDW and 50 km free


SITE FACILITIES

Power

Generator or Solar panels required

Shelter
tents required for receiver & security

Accommodation
Unitech Guesthouse

Security
Headmaster can arrange security K10 per man per day

Labour


Communications
Unitech has telephones / fax

Adverse conditions
Bupu River impassable shortly after heavy rain
SITE DIAGRAMS

Access map

Situm 1:25,000
Situm 1:100,000 access info

Site diagram
Station sketch 1997
Station sketch 2002

site photographs 2002
SITU station mark
SITU looking east
SITU looking east (2)
SITU looking north
SITU looking NE
SITU looking north (2)
SITU looking SE

Elevation mask
Elevation mask 2002

OCCUPATION SUMMARIES
1993 Colleen Stevens, UCSC
2000 Laura Wallace, UCSC
2002 Richard Stanaway, RSES, Sylvester Tiki, Unitech
2003 Suvenia Hasiata, Unitech

Last updated: 26th November 2003
Richard Stanaway
Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University