The participants at the CLGE meeting.

General Assembly of European Council of Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) 21-22 March 2014 Marbella, Spain

An Ice Breaker celebrating the official announcement of the European Surveyor of the Year for 2014, G.F.W. von Struve, was held on Thursday, 20 March.FIG was represented by FIG Foundation President John Hohol. Also in attendance was Eva-Maria Unger, Chair-Elect of the FIG Young Surveyors Network.

News in 2014

General Assembly of European Council of Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE)

21-22 March 2014 Marbella, Spain

The General Assembly of European Council of Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) was held at the Hotel Fuerte Miramar in Marbella, Spain, 21-22 March.

An Ice Breaker celebrating the official announcement of the European Surveyor of the Year for 2014, G.F.W. von Struve, was held on Thursday, 20 March. Welcome speech by a Councillor of the Mayor of Marbella, M. Eloy Ortega, and President Andrés Diez Galilea, COITT. Presentations and addresses by Pekka Tätilä and Jean-Yves Pirlot.

CLGE President Jean-Yves Pirlot opened the General Assembly on Friday, 21 March welcoming delegates and guests. Andrés Díez Galilea, Decano of COITT, welcomed the delegates to Marbella.

Twenty-eight member countries were in attendance.

CLGE Treasurer Dieter Seitz presented the accounts for 2013 and revised budget for 2014. The revised budget is presented as there is an introduced item of sponsorship from Trimble for the amount of €16,500 as well as an amount from Leica who is sponsoring €150,000 to be split over 3 years for the Blueparking.com project. This amounts to the largest income/capital that CLGE has ever had.
President Pirlot introduced the Auditor Raymond Dhur (Luxembourg) who announced that he checked the accounts and can report back to the general assembly that all is in order. The General Assembly unanimously adopted the report of the Auditors, the Accounts for 2013 and the revised budget 2014.

The President and Board Members gave a brief report on recent on-going activities, including:

  • Integration of the European Branch of the FIG Young Surveyors Network (FIGYSEN)
  • Ongoing consultation process about the IPMS- International Property Measurement Standards (euREAL, worldwide). The CLGE President has been appointed as Secretary General of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition.
  • Worldwide Surveyors Day (in cooperation with the National Society of Professional Surveyors- USA)
  • Essen Intergeo and the CLGE student contest
  • The first FIG Young Surveyors Network European (FIG YSEN) meeting in Lisbon

The President reported on some modifications to the CLGE internal rules.

Several national presentations were made. Mark Wijngaarde gave a short presentation about his time with CLGE and his retirement stating that this will be his last participation. Also updates were given on the status of the CLGE website, social media, national and regional events and cooperation with international magazines.

Announcements were made of upcoming events, including:

  • II CLGE General Assembly 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland, 26-27 September
  • 4th Conference of the European Surveyor - Kaliningrad 1 - 3 July 2014
  • CLGE Students’ Contest and Meeting 2014 - in Berlin, during INTERGEO, on 7 - 8 October 2014
  • 2nd FIG YSEN meeting also in Berlin, 7 October 2014
  • I CLGE General Assembly 2015, Cyprus (Limassol) - 20 – 21 March
  • II CLGE General Assembly 2015, Russia (Moscow) / Dates and theme to be fixed in Iceland
  • I CLGE General Assembly 2016, Albania (city to be fixed – Probably Tirana) / Dates and theme to be fixed in Cyprus
  • II General Assembly 2016, Latvia (city to be fixed – probably Riga) / Dates and theme to be fixed in Moscow
  • I General Assembly 2017, Switzerland (Lausanne), 100 Anniversary of IGS - 28 - 29 April

Presentations of the themes of the Generic Thematic part of the General Assembly were made:

CLGE President Jean-Yves Pirlot and Vice President Pedro Ortiz, as well as Andrés Díez Galilea closed the General Assembly with some presents for the organizing committee and board members. The symbols for organizing a GA are handed over to Gunnar Kristinsson, from Iceland.

All presentations and documents are available at www.clge.eu/events/details/152 

FIG was represented by FIG Foundation President John Hohol. Also in attendance was Eva-Maria Unger, Chair-Elect of the FIG Young Surveyors Network.


The participants at the CLGE Meeting. FIG was represented by FIG Foundation President John Hohol.


The Board of CLGE with President Jean Yves Pirlot in the middle


29 May 2014


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