Dear Friend and Colleague,  

It is our privilege and honour to invite you to the FIG Working Week 2016 to be held from 2 to 6 May 2016. The Working Week is hosted by the International Federation of Surveyors, FIG and the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, NZIS, as the local host. The FIG Working Week 2016 will be hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand at the Addington Events Centre (Horncastle Arena) and the Addington Raceway.

Post-earthquake Christchurch is an ideal venue for an international surveying conference with the theme “Recovery from Disaster”. It is being held at a time when considerable re-building and renewal is underway throughout the city and the areas of Canterbury affected by the 2010-2011 earthquakes sequence. Many inhabitants throughout the World face various kinds of disasters, apart from earthquakes as in Christchurch, such as flooding, storm events, tsunamis, drought, the after effects of conflict etc. that are a world-wide challenge, especially taking the effects of climate change into consideration. Disasters, natural or otherwise, directly impact surveyors and spatial professionals and their work on the land, under the seas, in the air and in space.

The FIG Working Week 2016 has wide support within Christchurch and throughout New Zealand with a commitment already pledged by the Christchurch City Council and Land Information New Zealand; New Zealand’s government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and a variety of other functions. The academic community and private practitioners are also committed to the FIG Working Week 2016, which expects to attract between 700-900 local and international delegates.

The FIG Working Week 2016 will appeal not only to the wider surveying profession as represented by the ten FIG Commissions but also the broader spatial sciences industry including cartographers, remote sensing and photogrammetric professionals, those involved with GIS systems and location based services. Instrument manufacturers, including GNSS, and software application specialists will also benefit from being involved with this major international event.

The carefully prepared Technical Programme will focus on aspects of the theme of Recovery from Disaster in a variety of international contexts and will offer both specially invited high profile presentations and papers that are selected through the open call for papers procedure. The Call for Papers is open for both peer review and non-peer review submissions.

We look forward to receiving your abstract

Yours sincerely,

call for papers

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Simon Ironside
 Louise Friis-Hansen  
Co-Conference Director/FIG