CPD – Abu Dhabi – RICS Land and Geomatics Update on Activity – 6 March 2019

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD on RICS Land and Geomatics Update on Activity, which will be held on 6 March 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The seminar gives an overview on the general work and activity of the Geomatics and Land Groups of RICS and looks forward into 2019 and 2020 to anticipate some of the future efforts.

The following points will be covered:

  1. Water in terms of its importance, value, health and sustainability
  2. Urbanization and the greater demand on seas and oceans for food and resources
  3. New technologies, digital twins and much more robotic and autonomous capabilities
  4. National strategic plans and Spatial Data Initiatives
  5. Surveyors important role in sustaining and managing resources

Speaker: Gordon Johnston, BSc(Hons), MRICS, FHydSoc, FRIN

About the Speaker

Gordon is based in the United Kingdom and has over 25 years of experience in the surveying industry, in particular, the offshore and hydrographic survey industry. He is a director of Venture Geomatics Limited, providing technical and management support to industry. Before starting Venture Geomatics Limited, he was the global Chief Surveyor with Racal Survey Limited and then the vice-president Geomatics at Thales Geosolutions Limited.

Gordon is a Chartered Surveyor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is chair of the RICS Global Geomatics Professional Board and is currently head of the UK delegation to FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) as Commission 4 – Hydrography representative.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal institution of Navigation, he has been a director of Venture Geomatics Limited since 2006. He was elected a Fellow of the Hydrographic Society (UK) in 2013 and is an active member of the International Board for the Standards of Competence of Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC). He has published numerous papers on offshore survey related themes.


Crowne Plaza

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


18:00 to 18:30 – Coffee, networking & registration

18:30 to 19:30 – Presentation

19:30 to 20:00 – Q&A


Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer acceptable for CPD events.

Please note: We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made through this secure payment portal.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30pm. If you have not been signed in by this time (6:30pm), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.


TRN – 100002591400003

March 06 2019


Date: March 6
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
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Crown Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

PO Box 41880, Yas Plaza, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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+9714 3755807

Website: http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/en/abu-dhabi


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