Recordings of the FIG Climate Compass Task Force Meeting and First Global Virtual Seminar

Please see below for the full set of recordings of the FIG Climate Task Force Meeting and First Global Virtual Seminar – a series of three virtual events which took place across different global time zones from 20 to 22 February 2024.

The three seminars showcased regionally relevant case studies showing opportunities and gaps for surveying and climate. The unique and attractive part of these seminars was the interactive, participatory conversations for surveyors from around the world interested in climate, to map our expertise to catalyze a better future for people, planet and economics. Details of the three speakers from each seminar are provided below together with the output ‘livescribes’ done by Dayna Hayman.

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There are two exciting webinars coming soon, details to follow. There will also be a strong presence Climate Task Force at the FIG Working Week 2024 in Accra, Ghana.

FIG Climate Compass Task Force Seminar & Annual Meeting 01: Tue Feb 20 Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific

  • Dr. Paul van Asperen is Advisor, Digital Systems Environmental Act, National Water, the Netherlands with a Ph.D in land administration. He will speak on the Netherlands new Environmental Planning Act and how the digital system has been developed to support it.
  • Dr. Eranda Gunathilaka, Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka. He has a Ph.D in tidal monitoring and is Chair of FIG Commission 4 on Hydrography. He will speak on Sri Lanka’s national environmental plan (NDC) and surveying challenges and opportunities.
  • Ms. Rumbidzai Chivizhe has an Engineering Masters (Geomatics) and is a Lecturer at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She will speak on how to use a range of survey tools to monitor flooding from tropical cyclones.

FIG Climate Compass Task Force Seminar & Annual Meeting 02: Wed Feb 21 Asia-Pacific and the Americas

  • Dr. Charisse Griffith-Charles is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at the University of West Indies in the Caribbean. She will speak on informal settlement regularisation, disaster management and small island developing states (SIDS) using the extensive work she has done on this in the field.

  • Ms. Kate Fairlie, with a Masters from Oxford University in Sustainable Development, works for a globally respected Australian surveying company, Land Equity International, as a land administration specialist. From their work in the region she will present 4 case studies from Asia-Pacific linking land and climate.
  • Prof Ruishan Chen of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China and Director of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) East Asian Hub. He has been involved with IPBES. He will speak on climate change, disaster management and carbon neutrality initiatives in China, focusing on cities.

FIG Climate Compass Task Force Seminar & Annual Meeting 03: Thur Feb 22 the Americas, Europe, Africa

  • Usue Donezar is the Expert Lead at the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) within Europe. She has 2 Masters degrees (Geoinformation Science; Law and political science). She will speak on Copernicus’ climate change service, its free data sets and dashboards used by the world on climate, land, water and marine.
  • Simon Mwesigye is a Land Tenure specialist at UN-Habitat supporting Ugandan country operations. He is a valuer with a Land Management Masters. He will talk on customary tenure and local forms of land certificates within the national land administration system linked to natural resource certificates for access to wetlands.

  • Nelson Nieto is an environmental engineer specialising in GIS and climate change. He is a researcher in the field of Earth Observation Technologies of the Research and Prospective Directorate of the Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi. In his professional and research career he has developed and led research projects in cooperation with international entities in the study and monitoring of natural resources, strategic ecosystems, territorial studies, and risk management.


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