FIG Commission 1

Term 2007-2010

Hightlights Commission Chair

In the term of office 2007-2010 Commission 1 focused on:

  • Regional development
    Focus on the regional recognition for capacity development
  • Young generation
    Promoting the young surveyors perspective
  • National authorities
    Promoting public private partnership
Mr. Yaacoub Saade


Working Groups

Working Group 1.1 - Standards Network


  • Developing the involvement of practising surveyors in the development and use of standards
  • Increasing the influence of surveyors on key international standardisation bodies
  • Building the linkage between FIG workplans and standardisation activities
  • Advising FIG officers and members on standards and standardisation
  • Supporting the implementation of FIG's policy on standards


  • Iain Greenway (United Kingdom), e-mail:

Working Group 1.2 - Students and Young Professionals (a Joint Working Group with Commission 2)


  • To improve the number of young professionals participating within the FIG.
  • To help young professionals in the beginning of their careers with contacts.
  • To increase co-operation between the commission boards and the Students and Young Professionals working group.


  • Miss Cecilia Lindén (Sweden), e-mail: clinden[at]
  • Vice-chair: Mr. Thorsten Schwing (Germany), e-mail: t_schwing[at]

Working Group 1.3 - Surveyors Changing Role in Society


  • To study surveyors as entrepreneurs – Surveyors changing role in Society. This would show in detail how Surveyors are taking new roles in a changing world over and above the typical thoughts/mindset around the role of Surveyors.


  • Ms. Leonie Newnham (Australia), e-mail: Leonie.Newnham[at]
  • Vice-chair: Prof. John Parker (Australia): e-mail: jrp001[at]