EAASI elects its Board of Directors during the Annual General Meeting 2022
Brussels, 19 September 2022.- The European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries
(EAASI) met for its Annual General Meeting on the 13 th of June 2022. An important number
of members and observers joined the meeting, which was held online.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a yearly gathering of the EAASI members. At an AGM,
the Executive Board presents the annual accounts and the budget for the next period.
Furthermore, the Secretary General presents the annual report containing information
about the association’s relevant actions taken during the last period. EAASI also elects the
members of the Board of Directors each year during the AGM.
EAASI President Simon Musäus (Vice President, Hexagon GCS) welcomed the attendees and
gave a general update on the aerial surveying industry. Musäus explained that 2022 started
with a glimpse of hope as the pandemic seemed to retreat from the Western hemisphere
and business activity slowly returned to normal. However, the war in Ukraine and the
impact of the conflict on the global economy implied once more the need to adapt to
“In this increasingly complex reality, there is a global need for fast supply of updated
geospatial information as data science is more and more focusing on the localization of
events and the creation of correlations for decision-making considering the spatial reality”,
“Aerial surveying imagery can play a fundamental part in providing this information, but it is
crucial to continue the efforts of the Association to stay connected at the highest level with
international organizations and national mapping agencies to raise the visibility of the
industry and strengthen links with those who will determine the policies of the next years”.
The President also took the opportunity to thank André Jadot (Vice-President of EAASI and
CEO of Eurosense) and Rachel Tidmarsh (Treasurer of EAASI and Managing Director of
Bluesky International Limited), members of the Executive Board, for their hard work
maintaining high standards. Musäus also extended his gratitude to the Board members and
the Secretary General, Marcos Martínez-Fernández, for their dedication.
During the AGM, five Board seats had to be renewed. Four candidates were re-elected:
Cedric Anciaux (CAE-Aviation), Giovanni Banchini (CGR SPA), Pedro Llorens (Spasa) and
Florian Romanowski (OPEGIEKA). Engelbert Breg (Vexcel) was elected for the first time.
Aicke Damrau (Geofly), who had been a Board member since 2019, decided not to present
his candidature this year. EAASI thanked Damrau for his commitment during all this time.
EAASI was incorporated in 2019 and represents organizations in the European aerial
surveying market. With the global aerial imaging market predicted to reach more than 2.8
billion dollars by 2022, EAASI aims to promote the benefits of aerial surveying, improve
awareness of aerial survey data and maintain and promote best practices within the
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