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Commission 3 + 8 workshop, 13-14 December in Greece

13-14 December 2022, Athens, Greece

Please, join us an take part in the joint Workshop on the theme:
"Spatial Information and planning in a world facing multiple crises -  a surveyors' perspective"

PARTICIPANTS AND FOCUS

The workshop will be the 1st edition of the "International Scientific Conferences of European Surveyors", organized by EGoS - European Group of Surveyors.
FIG Commission 3 (spatial information management) and 8 (spatial planning and development) together with EGOS cordially invite you to attend the conference.
The organization by this important European Association of Surveyors will make it possible to address both professional and academic issues of great interest and relevant themes in view of contemporary developments.
Two days packed with workshops and meetings will certainly be a great opportunity to meet with your peers in the field of land management and planning to discuss the latest themes and developments.

The theme of the workshop "Spatial information and planning in a world facing multiple crises - a surveyors' perspective" builds on the research carried out in previous years and illustrates new aspects of Voluntary Geographic Information and the role of geospatial information in the challenges we face, such as climate change, international conflicts, pandemic, and sustainable development. We therefore invite you to participate and share, in this moment of "multiple crises", how the management of spatial information contributes to further development, especially in relation to the ways in which the geographical and territorial data are collected, elaborate and distributed.

Today, climate change, extreme weather phenomena and the loss of biodiversity are risks and occupy the first three places on the list of threats to sectors of the global economy and to the well-being of populations. Also, we are still in the aftermath of the  Covid-19 pandemic and  facethe impact of the war in Ukraine (food security and scarcity of electricity, gas and oil).
All this has triggered a serious impact in all countries in Europe, leading inevitably to further economic, social and environmental challenges.
The urgent need to improve the habitat to better deal with multiple crises leads governments to support more strongly the interventions to protect the environment and the territory.
But what are the design models and the scientific contribution that academics and professional surveyors can offer to be decisive for overcoming these crises?
Academics and professional surveyors are called upon to illustrate their research, knowledge and practical cases of information management, urban, social and environmental transformation.
These are all big questions to answer and we cordially invite you to submit your contribution. For this reason we provide for you a list of keywords 'including, but not limited to’ on which we welcome your presentation:

  •  Technical Aspects of Geospatial Information Management
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures SDI at all levels – local, regional, national and global
  • Challenges for Geospatial Information Management – risk prevention, disaster management, and mitigation
  • Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science: collection, dissemination, analysis, applications, maintenance and visualization
  • Integration of SDIs – cadastre, land use, land development, environment, socio-economic
  • SDI interoperability – standards, technical tools, metadata, portals
  • Web and mobile GIS – challenges, services and real-time capabilities
  • Business models and SDI, public-private partnerships and economic aspect
  • Applications and analyses on topics related to the multi-crisis situation
  • Impact and consequences of these crises on land use management and spatial planning

The workshop will offer the opportunity to delegates and speakers to present their research and share their experiences, together with the prevention of distortions resulting from unequal digital and ecological transitions worldwide.
If you have a paper that addresses the theme of the conference in any way, please submit it at the Joint Workshop of FIG Commissions 3 and 8, Athens, Greece.
The detailed program will be sent and published online as soon as the papers will be chosen.

REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER, PLEASE FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM  AND EMAIL IT TO: egos.events@veduta.com.mt AND margrasco@yahoo.it (NOTE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO USE BOTH EMAIL ADDRESSES).

Download the registration forms here:

REGISTRATION FORM FOR DELEGATES (LINK)

REGISTRATION FORM FOR GREEK PARTICIPANTS (LINK)

 

DRAFT of PROGRAMME
Monday 12 December    
19.30 Arrival of participants    
21.00 Welcome reception    
       
Tuesday 13 December   Wednesday 14 December
9.30 Opening Ceremony 9.30 Fifth Session
10.00 First Session 10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Coffee Break 11.00 Sixth Session
11.30 Second Session 12.00 Conclusion and Closing
12.30 Lunch 12.30 Lunch
14.00 Third Session    
15.00 Coffee Break Afternoon Visit to Acropoli (optional)
15.30 Fourth Session    
       
  Free Time and Dinner (optional)    

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE
Randolpf Camilleri Rahmi Nurhan Çelik
Nikos Zacharias Eugene Chignu
Maria G. Scorza Sagi Daylot
Malcolm Lelliott Marije Louwsma
Hartmut Müller
  Cornel Paunescu
Chryssy Potsiou
  Enrico Rispoli
  Pietro Grimaldi
  Markus Schaffert

 

Registration fees (incl. 2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks and welcome reception:

Delegates €180,00
Young Surveyors € 90,00
Locals
(incl. 1 lunch, 3 coffee breaks and welcome reception)
€150,00
   

 

Location

Athens is the capital of Greece as well as the heart of ancient Greece, great civilization and powerful empire. The city is still dominated by the monuments of the fifth century BC, including the acropolis, a citadel on top of a hill where ancient buildings arise such as the Temple of Parthenon with its columns. The Museum of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum retain sculptures, vases, jewels and other finds of ancient Greece.

the Acropolis of Athens can be considered the most representative of the Greek Acropolis. It is a fortress, leveled at the top, which rises 156 meters above sea level above the city of Athens. [1] The plateau is 140 m wide and almost 280 m long. It is also known as Cecropia in honor of the legendary snake-man Cecrops, the first Athenian king.

 

Venu of the Workshop

+ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL OF ATHENS (PLAKA / OLD CITY)
 

 

SEE YOU SOON!

 

REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER, PLEASE FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM  AND EMAIL IT TO: egos.events@veduta.com.mt AND margrasco@yahoo.it (NOTE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO USE BOTH EMAIL ADDRESSES).

Download the registration forms here:

REGISTRATION FORM FOR DELEGATES (LINK)

REGISTRATION FORM FOR GREEK PARTICIPANTS (LINK)

 

Maria Grazia Scorza 
October 2022