FIG Young Surveyors Network


Griaß di - G'day - Salam - Hola - Ciao - Ekaaro - Selamat*

I am Eva-Maria Unger the chair of the FIG Young Surveyors Network. Born and raised in Austria I would describe myself as a nature-loving wanderer. Thanks to the support of the Austrian national association (OVG) and my working place the Austrian Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV). I got the chance to participate in this inspiring international community of surveying experts and professionals. Looking back now when I started being active in 2009 feels like a decade and I still can’t believe on how many friends I made, how much I learned and how much it broaden my horizon.

The most vital elements of a Young Surveyors Network are... all of you! Enthusiasm, Energy, and an Open Mind for new ideas, new approaches and partnerships in our surveying profession is all I am asking for. Let us be these agents of change and lift our profession to the next level through co-operation and friendship. 

I am honored and grateful in being the chair of the FIG Young Surveyors Network for the next 4 years and I can’t wait in being inspired by all of you!

Eva-Maria Unger, FIG Young Surveyors Network Chair

*means ‘hello’ in all the languages I’ve been to FIG Working Weeks and Congresses

Dear all,

My name is Paula Dijkstra, born and raised in the Netherlands. During my first Young Surveyors Network Conference in Rome I learned about the added value of the national associations and being part of a global network. From that moment on I have contributed to the network.

By being an active member of the Network I got the opportunity to organise meetings, discuss about the next steps of the network, travel to places like Lisbon, Marbella, Zagreb and Kuala Lumpur. But also the opportunity to learn about how to organise international events, be a host of an event, write articles for the newsletter and to enhance my professional network. 

But what I like the most is the friendship with the Young Surveyors I met and worked together with since my first encounter with the network. 

As vice chair of Administration of the FIG Young Surveyors Network I am looking forward to work with you and other active Young Surveyors. Together we can contribute to the future of the network.

Paula Dijkstra, FIG Young Surveyors Network Vice-Chair of Administration