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FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake

25-27 November 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal

The International FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake” on 25-27 November 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal is jointly organised by FIG Commission 2, Commission 7, ISPRS Working Group IV/4 together with the Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and the Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS).


Main objective of the event is to exploit the international expertise for enhancing professional capacity to contribute in the effort of DRR in the situation like currently in Nepal.The event further aims to explore opportunities for strengthening and promoting good practices in professional geospatial education and advancing SDI concepts and spatially enabled societies.

Prelimenary Program

25 November
26 November
27 November
08:00-09:00 Registration    
09:00-11:00 Opening Session Technical Session
(Parallel Sessions l, ll & lll)
Thematic session
11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee Break Tea/Coffee Break Tea/Coffee Break
11:30-13:30 Key Note Session Technical Session
(Parallel Sessions l, ll & lll)
Closing Session
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30-16:30 Special Session Technical Session
(Parallel Sessions l, ll & lll)
+ Thematic Session
Social Tour
16:30-17:00 Tea/Coffee Break Tea/Coffee Break Social Tour
18:30-20:30 Welcome Reception    

Key note Speaker

Prof. em. Dr. Armin Gruen

Prof. Dr. Armin Gruen was since 1984 Professor and Head of the Chair of Photogrammetry at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1 August 2009 he is retired and is now with the Institute of Conservation and Building Research, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. Currently he is acting as a Principal Investigator on the Simulation Platform of the SEC-FCL (Singapore ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory) in Singapore.

He served as the President of ISPRS Commission V (ISPRS...International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), as ISPRS Council Member (Second Vice President) and Council Member of IUSM (International Union of Surveys and Mapping) and as Chairman of the ISPRS Financial Commission. He was Chairman of the ISPRS International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) and the ISPRS Ad-hoc Committee on"Knowledge Transfer", International Member of the Fourth Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, China, Member of the First Academic Committee of the Key Laboratory of Mapping from Space of the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (CASM), Beijing, China and Member of the Executive Board of the Digital Earth Society, Member of the International Expert Committee for Strategic Development of CEODE (Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Beijing.

His major international awards and honors include the Otto von Gruber Gold Medal (ISPRS,1980), Talbert Abrams Award Grand Trophy (ASPRS, 1985 and 1995), with Honorable Mention 1989, Fairchild Award (ASPRS, 1994), Miegunyah Distinguished Fellowship Award of the University of Melbourne, 1999, ISPRS U.V. Helava Award 2000, E.H. Thompson Award 2005, ISPRS Brock Gold Medal Award 2008, Dr. Boon Indrabarya Gold Medal Award 2009, Yuri Gagarin Medal 2014.

Title of paper: Image Based Modelling for Emergency Management

Prof. Dr. Arbind Man Tuladhar

Title: Land Issues and reconstruction planning in the Earthquake Post Disaster

Mr. Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director -South Asia region, Trimble Navigation Ltd

Mr. Rajan Aiyer is Managing Director/GM (SAARC Region) and BOD member of half-a-dozen wholly owned subsidiaries of Trimble Navigation Ltd, USA. Rajan is responsible for all aspects of these subsidiaries’ operations in SAARC Region (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Maldives). Under his leadership, Trimble revenues in India Region have more than quintupled in the last five years. Prior to this Mr. Aiyer headed his own start-up company in Silicon Valley, CA for 5 years. He has held increasingly responsible positions in engineering, marketing, sales and customer service in various Boston and Silicon Valley, CA hi-tech companies.

He brings 23+ years of total industry experience in IT, Telecom, and Data communication fields and has over a dozen key patents in key areas of networking and communications. He has a passion for fitness and enjoys a variety of hobbies including traveling, photography, dance, and squash. He is active in American Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, IMA CEO Forum, is a founding member of Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) Governing Council, IIT Alumni Association, HBS Alumni Association. Mr. Aiyer graduated with a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and an M.S. Computer Science from University of Texas, Austin. He has completed General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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31 August 2015

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