We are excited to announce that the FIG Working Week 2021 will be a virtual conference for all surveyors and spatial professionals around the globe.
With the current COVID-19 developments, we are forced to explore other ways to come together and find different ways to organize meetings: we have now made the decisions that the Working Week 2021 will be an e-Working Week – in other words a virtual conference.
We promise FIG e-Working Week 2021 will:
– inspire & connect
– be a global event
– provide an attractive virtual programme
– bring qualitative good sessions
– provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge
– provide an opportunity to network & socializebring different professional groups together
The theme for FIG Working Week 2021 will be the same as for this year’s Working Week:
Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management
Challenges in a New Reality
with an addition to also to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on our profession. During the FIG Working Week 2021 besides the subthemes Smart Surveyors, Integrated Land and Water Management and Ten Years to Achieve the SDG’s, we want to focus on the surveyor and the challenges they have in a unstable, uncertain, unpredictable world and with what technology, methods and procedures they face these new developments. How do surveyors adapt to these unexpected circumstances and what have we learned so far from these challenges?
With Smart Surveyor for Land and Water Management we stand still by the knowledge of the Dutch. Over almost 200 years of experience with mapping and more than 100 years of land consolidation, mapping and surveying are almost basic activities within the Netherlands to support the management of land and water. Apart from being known for its tulips, wind mills and clogs, with its almost 42,000 square km the Netherlands is one of the most surveyed area in the world. Every square meter is mapped, registered and documents and it has to be, being densely populated, with more than 55% of the total country below sea level and being the second exporter of agricultural goods in the world.