FIG at Intergeo 2003 in Hamburg, Germany 17-19 September 2003

Hagen Graeff, President of DVW at the Opening Ceremony of Intergeo 2003.

FIG Honorary Presidents Karl-Olof Ternryd (on the left), Juha Talvitie and Heinz Draheim at the opening ceremony.

Organising Committee of FIG and Intergeo 2006.

FIG was well represented to this year's Intergeo which took place at the Hamburg Congress and Exhibition Centre September 17-19, 2003. During the show FIG Council had an informal meeting with main focus on the FIG Best Practice Report to be further discussed at the 2nd FIG Regional Conference in Marrakech December 2-5, 2003.

FIG was also exhibiting in a joint stand with DVW and thus already promoting the FIG Congress 2006 which will be organised together with the Intergeo 2006 in the new Munich Conference Centre. As normally also a meeting with FIG Corporate Members was included in the programme as well as the first meeting of the organising committee of FIG/Intergeo 2006.

In the technical programme there were two FIG Forums:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schroth, FIG Vice President was chairing a panel discussion on the topic "Wie gefragt ist deutsche Expertise im Ausland?" (What is the demand for German surveying expertice on international market?) with panellists: José-Luis Colomer Alberich, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (Spain), Gerhard Muggenhuber, Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen and FIG Commission 3 Chair (Austria), Dr. Eberhard Guelch, Fa. Inpho (Germany) and Prof. Manfred Ehlers, Universität Vechta (Germany).

The second panel discussion was about"(Wie) Bereiten deutsche Hochschulen auf Tätigkeiten und Arbeitsplätze im Ausland vor?" (Do the German universities prepare graduates to abroad?), moderated by Dr. Werner Mayr (Germany) and with panellists: Prof. Ian Dowman University College London (UK), Prof. Stig Enemark, Aalborg University (Denmark), Dr. Hartmut Rosengarten, Fa. Z/I Imaging GmbH (Germany), Dr. Karsten Jacobsen, Universität Hannover (Germany) and Prof. Martien Molenaar, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) (Netherlands). Both sessions attracted about 40 interested participants.

Thomas Gollwitzer, Director of FOG 2006 and Walter Henninger, Director of Intergeo 2006.

FIG joins DVW at the Exhibition area of Intergeo 2006.