Other events — 29 November 2023

The FIG Climate Compass Task Force is excited to announce that the second webinar in its ‘Conversations & Consultations Webinar Series‘ is now open for registrations. Please join to hear about the latest thinking on climate resilience and fit-for-purpose surveying for land, water and marine. Share your knowledge and build surveyors capacity to act and mitigate climate change impacts – the most important challenge of our time.

Title: Re-designing our land, water and marine surveying systems to make them fit-for-purpose for climate action

When: Wednesday, 29 November 2023 08:00 GMT/09:00 CET

Recording of the Webinar 

Please watch this recording on YouTube of this second webinar in this two part series.

About the webinar

Join this second International Federation of Surveyors Climate Compass Task Force webinar to hear about the latest thinking on re-designing surveying systems for climate resilience. Re-designing involves: climate impact assessments and designing to minimize environmental impact; changing surveying systems to adapt to changing climate conditions and evolving technology; modifying data collection methods to pick up climate-related features; integrating surveying and climate data and increasing inter-operability; developing tools to support climate adaptation and mitigation, including for real-time monitoring; developing scenario simulations (e.g. digital twins) to support decision making; moving from data collection to analysis; and industry wide capacity development.

Our knowledge gaps

  • Re-designing to minimize climate impact and address climate change.
  • What are the legal and ethical issues?
  • What new fit-for-purpose tools are needed for climate resilience?
  • What are the capacity gaps?


  • Dr Jamal Browne will speak about coastal erosion in small island states and involuntary resettlement. He is the Global Focal Point for Housing, Land and Property in the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and has worked on disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean.

  • Dr Kwabena Asiama (tbc), will talk on the valuation of unregistered customary/indigenous land and natural accounting. He is the Chair of FIG Commission 8 and a lecturer in land economy at KNUST university.

  • Simon Ironside and Assistant Professor Gordana Jakovljevic at Banja Luka university will talk about mapping plastics in the oceans. They will draw from their work together for FIG Commission 4 on Hydrographic Surveying, also with the FIG Young Surveyors Network. Their presentations will be followed by QNA as we share knowledge and identify climate actions that surveyors can and should be doing.

This webinar was held in English only.

This event was organised by Roshni Sharma & Clarissa Augustinus, Co-Chairs, Climate Compass Task Force, On behalf of the Climate Compass Task Force Core Team.

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