AGI and RICS Present Webinar on Geospatial Data and Climate Change
London, 09 May 2022 – The Association for Geographic Information and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are coming together to explore the role of geospatial technology in the ongoing fight against climate change. The online learning experience will feature expert geospatial speakers representing organisations including Natural England, Dynamic Coast Scotland and Natural Resources Wales, and is free to attend. With RICS and AGI CPD (Continuing Professional Development) rating, the webinar will focus on cutting edge uses of geospatial data and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in identifying and presenting evidence of climate change and how individuals, organisations and governments respond to it.
The AGI / RICS webinar ‘How Geospatial is Helping us Understand the Climate Emergency’ will take place on the 7th of June 2022 at 1600 BST. For further information and to enrol please visit ‘Geospatial and Sustainability - Registrations Open - Members AGI’ (https://members.agi.org.uk/events/geospatial-and-sustainability-save-the-date/).
“Geospatial technology has quickly become a key weapon in understanding climate change,” commented Adam Burke, newly elected Chair of the Association for Geographic Information and Geospatial Lead at Natural Resources Wales, who will be presenting at the webinar. “This webinar will explore how policy changes can impact the environment and how we, as professionals in the natural and built environment, can ensure development is in line with government net zero, environmental protection and biodiversity targets.”
The Association for Geographic Information is an independent and impartial organisation that represents the UK geospatial sector. Working with members and the wider community, the Association successfully influences government policy, delivers the highest quality of education and provides a lead for best practice across the industry. Established in 1990, members of the Association for Geographic Information enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities, a framework to learn new skills and the support to progress professional development.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a globally recognised professional body whose mission is to effect positive change in the built and natural environments. Through global standards, professional progression and data and insight, RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, RICS is ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards within local marketplaces to protect consumers and businesses.