Meet the President
President Mr. Stig Enemark
The FIG General Assembly elected at its
meeting in Munich, Germany in October 2006 Prof. Stig Enemark
President for a four-year term of office 1.1.2007-31.12.2010
Prof. Stig Enemark
Date of birth 1 February 1943
Status Single - 2 children, Karin 1963 and Jens 1965
Professor Stig Enemark was born 1943 in Copenhagen. He studied
at the Royal Academy of Agriculture in Copenhagen and obtained the degree
of M.Sc. in Surveying, Planning and Land Management in 1966. In 1970 he
was licensed for cadastral surveying and he worked for ten years as a
consultant surveyor in private practice, specializing in cadastral
surveying and land management.
Since 1980 he has been employed at Aalborg University where he is
currently a full Professor in PBL (Problem Based Learning) and Land
Management. For fourteen years (1991-2005) he was Head and Managing
Director of the School of Surveying and Planning.
He was the President of the Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors
(DdL) 2003-2006. In 1984-1994 he was chairman of the professional
committee, and during 1994-2003 he served as Vice-President of the
association being responsible for educational strategies and international
affairs. He is an Honourable Member of DdL.
He has been the Danish delegate to the Council of European Geodetic
Surveyors (CLGE) 1997-2006, and he is an invited Fellow of the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK.
He has consulted widely to the Danish National Survey and Cadastre
and he played a key role in implementing the Danish Cadastral Reform. He
has also worked as a consultant for the EU and the World Bank especially
in Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America on the
establishment of appropriate land administration systems and related
issues such as capacity building, education, and training.
He has been active in FIG since 1984 as the Danish national delegate to
Commission 2 (Professional Education). He served as chairman of Commission
2 (1994-1998) and he was chair of the FIG Task Force on Mutual Recognition
of Professional Qualifications (1998-2002). In 1999 he was appointed an
Honorary Member of FIG. He was elected Vice-President of FIG 2005-2006 and
He has more than 300 publications to his credit in the areas of
cadastre, land administration, land management and spatial planning, and
in the areas of professional education and capacity building. He has
presented invited papers at more than 75 international conferences. 2009
is among others author of the book Land Administration for
publications (high-resolution .jpg):
Papers and Presentations within FIG since the year 2000
Achieving the MGDs - The Role and Responsibility of Land
Professionals. Presentation at the African Task Force Workshop,
Mombasa, November 2010
Land Administration Challenges in Bhutan Power point Presentation at
the GSDI12 World Conference, Singapore, October 2010
Geodäsie, quo vadis? Surveying: Where are we heading?. Keynote
presentation at INTERGEO conference, Cologne, Germany, 5-7 October
FIG-WB Partnership on Land Governance in Support of the Global
Agenda. Presentation at the meeting at the World Bank,
Washington D.C., 23 September 2010
Cadastre and Land Management - A Global Approach. Presentation
at The XI International Congress, San Jose, Costa Rica, 17 – 19
From Cadastre to Land Governance: the Evolving Role of Land
Professionals and FIG. Presentation at the Farewell Symposium
for Paul van der Molen, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 2 September 2010
Climate Change Challenge. Column in Geoinformatics, August 2010
Surveying Education: Facing the Challenges – Building the Capacity.
Presentation at Commission 2 Workshop, London, England, 26-28 August
for Disaster Risk Management. FIG contribution to the
publication published by the Joint Board of Geospatial Information
Societies. July 2010.
Building the Capacity. Article by Stig Enemark in GIM
International, April 2010
- Closing ceremony at the XXIV FIG International Congress in
Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010
- The Social Tenure Domain Model in Support of the GLTN Agenda.
Invited session at the XXIV FIG International Congress in Sydney,
Australia, 11-16 April 2010
- Plenary session 1: FIG Achievements for 2007-2010 at the XXIV
FIG International Congress in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010
Opening speech at the XXIV FIG International Congress in Sydney,
Australia, 11-16 April 2010
Land Governance in Support of the MDGs – A New Agenda for Land
Professionals (FIG Publication no 45)
- Presentation at the networking event. Land Markets and Financing
5th World Urban Forum in Rio, and meeting of the GLTN International
Welcome address at GhIS/CASLE/FIG Conference 24-26 February
2010, Accra, Ghana
- Surveying - Supporting the Global Agenda and Serving Society.
Key note presentation at GhIS/CASLE/FIG Conference 24-26 February
2010, Accra, Ghana
- Lecture by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors at The 27th
Annual Olumide Memorial Public
imperative for Nigeria's economic reforms agenda.
Interview in the Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria during President
Enemark's visit to Nigeria. Published 28 December 2009. Link to
Guardian Newspaper and
to the interview as a
Towards spatially-enabled government. Article in the Indian
Geospatial Market Report 2009, pp. 128-129, Geospatial Today,
- Closing Address and Summary of the Conference. 7th FIG Regional
Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 October 2009.
- The Role of FIG in Contribution to Professional Development and
the Global Agenda. Keynote presentation at the First Conference of
the Fédération des Géomètres Francophones ( FGF), Prague, Czech
Republic, 8-9 October 2009
Swing in Surveying explained by FIG President Stig Enemark: From
Measurement to Management. Interview in Geoinformatics -
Global Trends towards a Spatially Enabled Society. Keynote
presentation at "Areal of Ejendom 2009", the Annual
Conference of Norges Jordskiftekandidatforening, Vestby i Akershus,
Norway, 24-25 September 2009
Congress of Nordic Surveyors 5-7 August. Key note presentation
by Stig Enemark.
Sustainable Land Administration Infrastructures to Support Natural
Disaster Prevention and Management. Paper for the United Nations
Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas, New York, USA,
10-14 August 2009.
Trends in Land Administration.
Keynote presentation at the 1st
International Symposium of the Arab Union of Surveyors "Towards a
Unique Map for the Arab World", Beirut, Lebanon, 29 June - 1 July
- Land Markets and Land Rights in support of the Millennium
Development Goals - A Global Perspective. Presentation at the Land
Market Seminar at the 3rd Land Administration Forum for the Asia and
Pacific Region, Tehran, Iran, 24-26 May 2009
Technology to Land Management. Interview at MENA Infrastructure
Magazine, Q3/2009 (www.menainfra.com),
- Closing address. FIG Working Week 2009, Eilat, Israel 8 May
Surveyors Key Role in Accelerated Development. Opening address
at the FIG Working Week 2009, Eilat, Israel, 4 May 2009
Surveyors Facing the Global Agenda.
Keynote presentation at
GEO-SIBERIA 2009, the Fifth International Exhibition and Scientific
Congress in geodesy, cartography, geology, geophysics, land
management, real property cadastre, GIS-technologies, forestry
management, environmental monitoring, Novosibirsk, Russian
Federation, 21-23 April 2009
Integrating Land Management, Cadastre and Geodesy.
Keynote presentation at the International Seminar Integrating Land
Management, Cadastre and Geodesy in the CIS countries, Novosibirsk,
Russian Federation, 20 April 2009
- Woman´s Access to Land - Developing gender evaluation criteria
for large scale land tools. Presentation at the GLTN Session at the
UN-HABITAT Governing Council Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 30 March - 1
- Land Governance for Sustainable Development. Opening Keynote
Address at the FIG/World Bank Conference "Land Governance in Support
of the MDGs: Facing the New Challenges", Washington DC, USA, 9-10
- Promoting the Interaction between Education, Research and
Professional Practice. Presentation at the Land Management Training
Centre, Kathmandu University Dhulikhel, Nepal, 16 February 2009
- Land Administration Systems Managing Rights, Restrictions, and
Responsibilities in Land. Presentation at the Survey Department
Kathmandu, Nepal, 16 February 2009
- The Role of FIG - In contribution to professional development
and the global agenda. Presentation at the Launching Seminar of FIG
Working Week 2011, Rabat, Morocco, 18 December 2008
- Improving Slum Conditions - FIG/UN-HABITAT Seminar, Stockholm,
Sweden 16-17 June 2008. Presentation at the Global Land Tool Network
Roundtable at the IV World Urban Forum in Nanjing, China P. R., 4
Politics, and Places – promoting pro-poor land rights. Summary
of the address given at Dialogue 2 - Promoting Social Equity and
Inclusiveness at the IV World Urban Forum in Nanjing, China P. R. 4
for a fairer world. Article at the Irish Times, Building
Ireland’s Future, October 24, 2008
- The Role of the Surveying Profession - In contribution to
society. Lecture at the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Dublin,
Ireland, 16 October 2008.
- Integrated Land Management for the Society - A Global
Perspective. Presentation in the Land Management Course at the Irish
Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 16 October 2008.
- Land Administration in Support of the Global Agenda: Current FIG
Policies. Opening Address at the FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting,
Verona, Italy 11 September 2008.
- Capacity Building for Land Governance in Support of the Global
Agenda. Keynote presentation at the XXI ISPRS Congress, Beijing,
China P. R., 7 July 2008.
- Closing Address and Summary of the Working Week - Integrating
Generations. FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 19 June
- Partnership between FIG and the UN Agencies in Support of the
Millennium Development Goals. Keynote Address at the plenary session
at the FIG Working Week in Stockholm, Sweden, 16 June 2008.
Welcome Address at the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm,
Sweden, 16 June 2008.
Opening Address. FIG Commission 2 and 7 Workshop "Sharing Good
Practices: e-Learning in Surveying, Geoinformation and Land
Administration", Enschede, The Netherlands, 11-13 June 2008.
Contributing to the Global Agenda. Interview at the EU
Infrastructure no. 6, May/2008.
- The Land Management Challenge: The Role of the Surveyors in
Support of the Global Agenda. Keynote presentation at the 15th
Biannual Meeting of the Croatian Geodetic Society, Rovinj, Croatia,
22-25 May 2008.
- Global Partnership in Land Management. Presentation at
International Conference “Policy meets Land Management: Contribution
to the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals”, Munich,
Germany, 17-18 April 2008
- Land Management and Spatial Enabled Government. Keynote
presentation the Map Middle East 2008, Dubai UAE, 8-10 April 2008
- Integrated Land Management for Society – A Global perspective.
Keynote presentation at the International Seminar on Land
Management, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 5-6 April 2008
Opening Address, International Congress on Geomatics and
Surveying Engineering, Valencia, Spain, 18–21 February 2008
- Underpinning Land Management – A Major Challenge to the Global
Surveying Profession. Keynote presentation at the International
Congress on Geomatics and Surveying Engineering, Valencia, Spain,
18–21 February 2008.
Underpinning Land Management – A Major Challenge to the Global
Surveying Profession. Paper at the International Congress on
Geomatics and Surveying Engineering, Valencia, Spain, 18–21 February
- Promoting Problem Solving Skills. Presentation at the Commission
3 workshop on "Spatial Information Management Toward Environmental
Management of Mega Cities". Valencia, Spain, 18–21 February 2008.
of the 6th FIG Regional Conference, San José, Costa Rica, November
Management in Support of Sustainability and the Global Agenda.
Keynote presentation at 9th South East Asia Congress, Christchurch,
New Zealand, 30 October- 2 November 2007
Address. Quebec Conference 2007, Quebec, Canada, October 2007
Property Rights, Restrictions, and Responsibilities – A Global Land
Management Perspective. Keynote presentation, Quebec Conference
2007, Quebec, Canada, October 2007
Policies in Support of the Global Agenda. Keynote presentation
at the workshop Land Administration and Sustainability, Quebec,
Canada, October 2007
Opening Address. FIG Commission 9 Seminar on Compulsory Purchase
and Compensation, Helsinki, Finland 6-8 September 2007
Surveyors and the
Global Agenda. Article in Professional Surveyors Magazine,
August 2007 issue.
Spatially Enabled Government – A Global Land Management Perspective.
Keynote presentation at the Cambridge Conference, Cambridge, UK,
15-20 July 2007
Capacity Building in Land Management. Presentation at the
workshop on Capacity Development at the Cambridge Conference,
Cambridge, UK, 15-20 July 2007
Measurement to Management – The Changing Role of the Surveyors in
Support of the Global Agenda. Keynote address at the ESRI Survey
& Engineering GIS Summit, San Diego, USA, 16 June 2007
Surveying Curriculum of the Future. Keynote Address at the ESRI
Education User Conference, San Diego, USA, 16 June 2007
Curriculum Development: The Danish Experience.
Presentation at the FIG Commission 2 Symposium, Prague, Czech
Republic, 7-9 June 2007
Closing Address. FIG Working Week 2007, 13-17 May in Hong Kong
Mega Citiy Challenge - Building the Capacity. Opening Speech.
FIG Working Week 2007, 13-17 May in Hong Kong SAR, China
Contribution to Institutional and Organisational Development.
Stig Enemark and Iain Greenway (UK). Paper presented at the FIG
Working Week 2007 in Hong Kong SAR, China
FIG: Linking Strong the Global Agenda and the Surveying Grass Roots
Interview in GeoInformatics, February 2007
Capacity. Article (interview) in GIM International December 2006
- The FIG Profile and Cooperation with the World Bank.
Presentation at the World Bank, 31 October 2006.
Incorporating Sustainable Development into Land Administration.
Ian Williamson (Australia), Stig Enemark and Jude Wallace
(Australia). Paper presented at the 23rd International FIG Congress,
Munich 8-10 October 2006
The Global Development Agenda, Its Relevance to the Asia Pacific
Region and the Role of the International Federation of Surveyors
(FIG). Joint presentation with Matt Higgins at the Combined 5th
Trans Tasman Survey Conference & 2nd Queensland Spatial Industry
Conference 2006 - Cairns, 18-23 September 2006.
Need for Establishing
Sustainable National Concepts. Understanding the Land Management
Paradigm. Article in GIM International, January 2006
. Presentation at the FIG Workshop on eGovernance,
Knowledge Management and eLearning. Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 April,
A Cadastral Tale
. Presentation at the Week on Geomatics 2005 in
Bogotá, Colombia, 8-13 August 2005.
The FIG Profile -
and the benefits of being a member. Article in Azimuth
(Australia), April 2005.
Trends in Surveying Education – and the Role of FIG. Article in
Azimuth (Australia), April 2005.
Welcome Address at the UN, FIG, PC IDEA Special Forum for Building
Land Information Policies in the Americas, the Aguascalientes,
Mexico, 26-27 October 2004.
Building Land Information Policies
, Keynote paper presented at
the UN, FIG, PC IDEA Special Forum for Building Land Information
Policies in the Americas, the Aguascalientes, Mexico, 26-27 October
- Integrated Land and Environmental Management, Keynote
Presentation at the FIG Working Week, Athens, 22-27 May 2004
Mutual recognition of Professional Qualifications. FIG
publication nr. 27, FIG Office, Copenhagen, 2002.
- The Danish Way – a
series of ten articles a general overview of the professional areas
related to the surveying profession in Denmark. The Danish
Association of Chartered Surveyors, Copenhagen, July 2002, 125 p.
Professional Competence of Surveyors in Europe. FIG and CLGE,
FIG Office, Copenhagen, May 2001, 90 p.
. Keynote paper presented at the
Seventh United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the
Americas (UNRCCA) on Spatial Data and Development: Building a
Sustainable Infrastructure. New York, 22 – 26 January 2001.
for Land Management. Keynote paper presented at the FIG
Commission 2 Seminar, Rosario, Argentina, October 2000.
Learning to Learn –
Educational Trends for the New Millennium.
Proceedings of FIG Seminar on the Mediterranean Surveyor in the New
Millennium, Malta, 18-21 September 2000.
Creating a Quality Culture in Surveying Education. Paper
presented at the FIG Working Week, 22-26 May 2000, Prague.
Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications. Paper
presented at the FIG Working Week, 22-26 May 2000, Prague.
Prof. Stig Enemark
Department of Development and Planning
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25 May 2010