Ambassadors Endorse the 2023 CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest

On 27 January 2023 we launched the 11th Edition of our annual CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest.

We are continuing to widely promote the Contest to reach every aspiring young surveyor and encourage them to take part and complete their application to enter this year’s Contest. Our goal is to engage young surveyors right across Europe and introduce them to CLGE’s activities. To help us get the message out and achieve this goal we are cooperating with previous winners of the Contest who are willing to act as Ambassadors.

We are pleased to introduce our last Ambassador for this year 2023 and she is Gordana Jakovljević – Assistant Professor at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gordana participated in the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest 2022 in the PhD category and was awarded her prize in Essen (DE) during INTERGEO 2022 as one of 3 best finalists. Her PhD topic was “Multidimensional model of use remote sensing data and geospatial services in water management according to INSPIRE and WFD specification”.  But today Gordana convinces every young surveyor to use the next two weeks to take his or her project or thesis and prepare an application for the 2023 Contest. She reminds us all that the deadline for submission is on 1st of August (23.00 CEST time)!

We encourage all eligible candidates to participate in the 2023 Contest and showcase their skills and expertise to the world.

Please click here for full details of the rules of the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest and how to enter.

The social media hashtag is #CLGEYoungSurveyorsContest

If you have any concerns about who can apply, which topic is eligible, or any other questions on the Contest then please just drop us a line at [email protected]. We wish all our applicants good luck.

Previous Ambassador Testimonies

25 June 2023

Our fourth Ambassador for this year is Rūdolfs Mellēns from Latvia. He was the winner of CLGE Contest in 2018 in the category geodesy and cartography with the topic “The Use of Combined Methods for Precise Topographic Data Acquisition”. In his testimony he expressed gratitude to the Contest for his experience, international contacts and professional development. This was a real boost for his career and it led to the formation of his own company GEO PRO which he is now running. Rūdolfs is convinced that any student should try their hand at this competition.

12 June 2023

Our third Ambassador this year is Sanchalita Bandyopadhyay who endorses young surveyors to participate in the Contest 2023. In her testimony she expresses her experience from last year’s Contest where she was one of the finalists in the Master’s category. Her Master’s thesis was “Development of a Web GIS Application to Simulate Housing Potential and Demand” at the Department of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Germany).  Following which she found new work possibilities in an international company.

30 April 2023

We are pleased to introduce our second CLGE Young Surveyor’s Contest Ambassador 2023, Weixiao Gao. He was awarded the prize in 2022 for his outstanding paper entitled ‘SUM: A Benchmark Dataset of Semantic Urban Meshes.’ As a PhD researcher in the 3D Geoinformation group at Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), Weixiao’s work focuses on advancing our understanding of semantic urban meshes. Winning the Contest has been a great recognition of his research results and has provided him with valuable networking opportunities within the geo-information industry. Weixiao’s success highlights the importance of the CLGE Young Surveyor’s Contest in promoting innovation and excellence within the surveying profession.

8 March 2023

On International Women’s Day we published on our CLGE LinkedIn page the testimony from geomatics engineer Kyriaki Mouzakidou who is our first Ambassador of 2023. Kyriaki was the winner of our Contest in 2022 in the Ph.D. category with her topic ‘Concurrent adjustment of lidar and camera with GNSS and raw inertial data.’ She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Geodetic Engineering Laboratory (TOPO) EPFL, Switzerland.


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