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Dear friends and colleagues,

… the FIG Young Surveyors European Network continue with surprises, this time we are revisiting Portugal, but in its 2nd capital, Porto.

The 6th Young Surveyors European Meeting (6YSEM) is a two-days event that provides an environment for Young Surveyors from different cultures, countries, academic qualifications, and professional experience to discuss the issues facing their region, and plan for a resilient future. 6YSEM will be held alongside Geodecision for Sustainable Communities Meeting.

“Over the years Geospatial Information has increased its importance and organizations are adding location services to support citizens, business and policy makers. Location is a fundamental attribute and decisions based on geospatial information – Geodecisions – are becoming the core of new opportunities and improved strategies.” oin us to connect and learn the importance of geospatial information and how it can be used to create harmony among the spatial, social, economic and environmental aspects of a city and inhabitants.

FIG Foundation Grant

The FIG Foundation Grant is available, thanks to the full support from the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres and the FIG Foundation. A total of 4 grants will be available for deserving Young Surveyors, students and professionals, not just in Europe, but also from around the world:

We are looking forward to welcome you in Porto with the European Young Surveyors together for tomorrow’s challenges!

The meeting is organised in cooperation with Ordem dos Engenheiros - Portugal

A preliminary program and registration form will soon be available here.

Organising Team 6YSEM

 


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PROGRAMME

The 6th Young Surveyors European Meeting (6YSEM) is a two-days event that provides an environment for Young Surveyors from different cultures, countries, academic qualifications, and professional experience to discuss the issues facing their region, and plan for a resilient future. 6YSEM is held alongside the Geodecision for Sustainable Communities Meeting.

Join us to connect and learn the importance of geospatial information and how it can be used to create harmony among the spatial, social, economical and environmental aspects of a city and inhabitants.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
6th FIG YSEM
11 ­ 12 October 2019

Day 1 Friday 11th October 2019
   
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Welcoming Addreses
 

The welcoming addresses of the 6th European Young Surveyors Meeting will provide the opportunity for young surveyors to hear from distinguished guests from Geodecision, FIG, FIG Foundation, and the FIG Young Surveyors Network. These welcoming and associated presentations will set the agenda for the one day meeting and focus on the theme: Mapping the Path to Sustainability.

  • Kwabena Obeng Asiama: FIG YSN vice-chair
  • João Agria Torres: President of Portuguese National Association
  • Rudolf Steiger: President of FIG
9:30-10:10 Session 1: Part 1 Geodecision at #6YSEM
20 min * 2
  • Rudolf Steiger: President of FIG
  • Ozan Koseoglu: CEO of Digital Living Services
  • Speaker to be confirmed
10:10-10:40 Group Photo + Coffee Break + Speed Dating
   
10:40-12:30 Session 1: Part 2 Geodecision at £6YSEM
20 min * 3
  • Nigel Sellars: Associate Director at RICS
  • Speakers to be confirmed
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:15 Session 2: Developing Surveyors within Society
30 min * 2

The key to maintaining sustainability within the geospatial industry lies in the engagement and making opportunities for the next generation. In this session we will hear from young surveyors from around the world on subjects ranging from grassroots engagement, to mentoring, and much more. Several professional will speak about their professional paths, inspiring and giving the best tips on how should a young professional take is career.

  • Gözde Kavas
  • Ilesanmi Adewale
  • Anca Pavaloiu
15:15-15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30-17:00 Session 3: HERE XYZ AND DEVELOPER PORTAL
  Here Technologies will bring us a comprehensive and inclusive interactive workshop about their latest developments
17:00 Social Function/Cultural Evening & Dinner
   
DAY 2 Saturday 12th October 2019
9:00-10:30 Session 4: Evolutions in geospatial Technology
 

We are a profession in the midst of constant technological evolution, and it’s essential for the geospatial industry to keep abreast the opportunities that this evolving environment provides. A selection of companies and individuals will share why they are embracing new technologies and ideas, and how they are utilising them to work towards a sustainable world.

  • Merve Keskin: University of Ghent
  • Speakers to be confirmed
10:30-11:00 Coffee break and Social Activity
11.00-12:30 Session 5: Surveying our Changing Environment

Our global environment is changing at an ever increasing rate, and measuring this change is the mandate of our profession. Prepare to be inspired as we gain insight into several impressive projects our presenters have been working on.

  • Lia Duarte: University of Porto
  • Speakers to be confirmed
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Session 6: Mapping for Sustainable Communities
 

Making geospatial technology available to everyone has the ability to empower. This session covers some exemplary initiatives in community mapping and land tenure in developing nations.

  • Anna Schnaidman: University of Delft
  • Divyani Kohli: University of Twente
  • Speakers to be confirmed
14:30-15:00 Closing Addresses
15:00-17:00 Social Function/Cultural Evening
   

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REGISTRATION

You can register for only the YSEM event or for a combined ticket to both YESM and Geodecision for Sustainable Communities Meeting (https://www.mygeodecision.com/).

How to register:
When you register you start with a pre-registration form. When you have registered you wil receive an email in which you will be asked to provide proof that you are either a student or a young professional. When you have been approved you will receive a link to finalise your registration. Payment is required at the final registration. You can pay either by bank transfer or with credit card.

Student: Bachelor or Master Student
Young Professional: Ph.D. students or young professionals under 35 or within 10 years of graduation.

Type of registration Fee until 15 September Fee from 16 September Register
Young professionals - only 6YSEM 70 70 pre-registration form
Student - only 6YSEM 40 40 pre-registration form
Young Professionals - 6YSEM + Geodecision 2019 Conference 285 310 pre-registration form
Student - 6YESM + Geodecision 2019 110 120 pre-registration form

 


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VENUE

 

ADDRESS: Rua Ofélia Diogo Costa, 115 - 6º, Bloco B
4149-022 Porto Portugal
PHONE: +351 22 001 14 00

 
 


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ACCOMMODATION

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CONTACT

If you have any questions please contact us at fig.youngsurveyors@gmail.com