In 2020 the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) welcomed and supported the offer from the Federal Republic of Germany to establish and host a Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence (UN-GGCE) at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. With the conclusion and signing of the Agreement on the Operationalization of the UN-GGCE by the United Nations and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community, UN-GGCE is ready to start of work. The State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) Juliane Seifert emphasizes:

 

"With the successful conclusion of the Agreement for the United Nations Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence Germany once more proved itself to be a reliable international partner. The Centre of Excellence is going to provide important contributions to a UN Member State agreed worldwide geodetic infrastructure. This infrastructure is the reliable long-term foundation for applications like satellite navigation, space-borne Earth observation as well as monitoring of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030."

 

Recognizing the growing need for a high quality and sustainable Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) to support good policy development and decision-making for inclusive social progress, increasing environmental sustainability and vibrant economic development, the General Assembly on 26 February 2015 adopted resolution 69/266, entitled 'A Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development'. The resolution recognizes the importance of international cooperation, as no one country can do this alone, to realize the GGRF and services to underpin global navigation satellite systems technology and provide the framework for all geospatial activity, as a key enabler of geospatial data interoperability and data integration, and sustainable development. The resolution also recognizes the economic and scientific importance of and the growing demand for an accurate and stable global geodetic reference frame for the Earth that allows the interrelationship of measurements taken anywhere on the Earth and in space, combining geometric positioning and gravity field-related observations, as the basis and reference in location and height for geospatial information, which is used in many Earth science and societal applications, including sea-level and climate change monitoring, natural hazard and disaster management and a whole series of industrial applications including mining, agriculture, transport, navigation and construction) in which precise positioning introduces efficiencies.

UN-GGCE's overarching goal is to assist Member States and geodetic organizations to coordinate and collaborate to sustain, enhance, access and utilise an accurate, accessible and sustainable GGRF to support science, society and global development. The objective is to support, within available resources, the implementation of General Assembly resolution 69/266 through strengthening and advancing: global geodetic cooperation and coordination; worldwide geodetic infrastructure; standards and policies; education, training and capacity development; and communication and awareness.


UNWGIC 2022 Program Guide

Please click on each Plenary, Thematic Parallel Sessions, Special and Side Events to view the presentation materials

Monday, 10th October 2022

Time (Hrs)

G.01-02

G.03-04

G.05-06

10:00 - 11:30

Side Event #1 - Indian Evolving Geospatial Ecosystem: Dialogue with Global Stakeholders

Special Event: Geo-enabling the Global Village with Generations Z and Alpha

 

11:30 - 11:45

Tea/Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:15

Side Event #2 - Enabling the Geospatial Ecosystem - Policy Considerations for the Governments and Industry in a Rapidly Evolving Technology Landscape

Special Event: Geo-enabling the Global Village with Generations Z and Alpha

 

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch Break (Hall 3)

14:30 - 16:00

Side Event #4 - Bridging Academia and Industry in Geospatial Research, Education and Training

Special Event: Geo-enabling the Global Village through the Celebration of Multi-faceted Diversity and Inclusion Approaches

Side Event #3 - Matchmaking Forum for the Indian Geospatial Industry and National Government Agencies

16:00 - 16:30

Tea/Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Side Event #4 - Bridging Academia and Industry in Geospatial Research, Education and Training

Special Event: Geo-enabling the Global Village through the Celebration of Multi-faceted Diversity and Inclusion Approaches

Side Event #3 - Matchmaking Forum for the Indian Geospatial Industry and National Government Agencies

18:30 - 21:00

Official Welcome Reception (Hall 3)

Tuesday, 11th October 2022

Time (Hrs)

Hall 4,5,6

09:30 - 11:00

Official Opening Session

11:00 - 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break | Exhibition Opening (Hall 1,2)

11:30 - 13:15

Plenary Session #1: Supporting Sustainable Development and the Wellbeing of Society; Embracing Digital Transformation and Technological Development; Environmental and Climate Challenges

13:15 - 13:30

Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Readiness Index and Value Proposition in World Economy, Society, and Environment (Report Launch)

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch Break (Hall 3)

 

Ground Floor

First Floor

Novotel Ballroom

G.01-02

G.03-04

G.05-06

1.01

1.02

1.03

1.04

1.05

1.06

Parallel Track 4 - Strengthening Capacities, Capabilities and Communications

Parallel Track 5 - Operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework at the Country-level

Parallel Track 7 - National Development Priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Parallel Track 8 - Integrated Geospatial Information and Earth Observation for Climate Resilience

Parallel Track 1 - Governance, Policy and Legal Frameworks, and Sustainable Financing

Parallel Track 2 - Data and Standards

Parallel Track 3 - Creativity and Innovation

Parallel Track 6 - Determining the Future Geospatial Information Ecosystem

Parallel Track 9 - Enabling Geospatial Knowledge, Innovation and Technology via Academia and Private Sector

Parallel Track 10 - Generations, Diversity and Partnerships

14:30 - 16:00

TP4A - Capability Development for Sustainability and Resilience

TP5A - Regional Cooperation for Implementing the UN-IGIF

 

TP8A - Geospatial Solutions for Climate Challenges

TP1A - Geospatial Policy Development at the Country-level

TP2A - Integrated Marine Geospatial Information for Sustainable Oceans, Seas and Coastal Zones

TP3A - Innovative use of Remotely Sensed Earth Observations

TP6A - Drivers for the Future Geospatial Information Ecosystem

TP9B - Geospatial Knowledge for an Enabling Environment

TP10A - Celebrating Diversity in Geospatial Information Management

16:00 - 16:30

Tea/Coffee Break | Indian SDGs Showcase: Geospatial in Women Empowerment (G-Chaupal Area: Foyer of Hall G0.6 Ground Floor)

16:30 - 18:00

TP4B - Strengthening Capacities for Sustainability and Resilience

TP5B - Global Cooperation for Implementing the UN-IGIF

TP7B - Supporting National Priorities and the SDGs

TP8B - Applications for Climate Adaptation

TP1B - Geospatial Policy and Legal Frameworks for ALL

TP2B - Developing Foundational Data for the SDGs

TP3B - Innovative Location-based Services

 

TP9A - Effective Communication for an Enabling Environment

 

19:00 - 21:30

Official Congress Dinner (Hall 4)

Wednesday, 12th October 2022

Time (Hrs)

Hall 4

Hall 5,6

09:30 - 11:00

Special Session #1A: The IGIF for Transformative Evidence-based Policy Development and Decision Making

Special Session #1B: The Future Geospatial Information Ecosystem

11:00 - 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break |Indian SDGs Showcase: Mera Gaav Humara Jal (G-Chaupal Area: Foyer of Hall G0.6 Ground Floor)

11:30 - 13:15

Plenary Session #2: Supporting Sustainable Development and the Wellbeing of Society; Embracing Digital Transformation and Technological Development; Environmental and Climate Challenges (Hall 4)

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch Break (Hall 3)

 

Ground Floor

First Floor

Hall 5

G.01-02

G.03-04

G.05-06

1.01

1.02

1.03

1.04

1.05

1.06

14:30 - 16:00

TP4C - Promoting the Usefulness of Geospatial Information and Profession

TP5C - Operationalizing the UN-IGIF at the Country-level

TP7C - Supporting National Priorities and the SDGs

TP8C - Pilots and Tools for Mitigating Climate Related Impacts

 

TP2C - Understanding and Valuing Standards for the SDGs

TP3C - Creativity and Innovation in Geospatial Research and Development

TP6C - Data Accessibility for the SDGs

TP9C - Towards an Effective Geo-enabled Environment

TP10C - Effective Partnerships

16:00 - 16:30

Tea/Coffee Break | Indian SDGs Showcase: Z-Gen School Students (G-Chaupal Area: Foyer of Hall G0.6 Ground Floor)

16:30 - 18:00

TP4D - Communicating the Value and Significance of Geospatial Information Effectively

TP5D - Operationalizing the UN-IGIF at the Country-level

TP8D - Strategies and Tools for Urban and Rural Flood Mitigation

TP1D - Strategizing and Implementing geospatial policy for ALL

 

TP3D - Innovative Geospatial Services, Platforms and Systems

TP6D - Next Steps in Thinking Spatially

TP8E -Operational Framework for Integrated Marine Geospatial Information for Sustainable Oceans, Seas and Coastal Zones

TP10D - Effective Partnerships

Friday, 14th October 2022

Time (Hrs)

Novotel Ballroom

G.01-02

G.03-04

09:30 - 11:00

Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP) [hosted by the Survey of India]

Meeting of the UNWGIC 2022 International Advisory Committee (by invitation)

Side Event #5 - Space-based Geospatial Activities in India: Applications of Space Technology in the User Ministries

11:00 - 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:15

Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP) [hosted by the Survey of India]

Meeting of the UNWGIC 2022 International Advisory Committee (by invitation)

Side Event #6 - The Importance of Land Administration for the Implementation of the SDGs

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch Break (Hall 3)

14:30 - 16:00

Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP) [hosted by the Survey of India]

2022 Meeting of the UN-GGIM Expanded Bureau together with co-Chairs of the UN-GGIM Functional Groups (by invitation)

Side Event #7 - Transitioning from Geospatial Data to Geospatial Knowledge for Enhanced National Development – the Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI)

16:00 - 16:30

Tea/Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00

Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP) [hosted by the Survey of India]

2022 Meeting of the UN-GGIM Expanded Bureau together with co-Chairs of the UN-GGIM Functional Groups (by invitation)

Documentation for the Second UN World Geospatial Information Congress