2019 CLGE Students’ Contest is scouting for ideas

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09 May 2019
Students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies are invited to submit unique and innovative ideas.
Students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies are invited to submit unique and innovative ideas.

The eighth edition of the CLGE Students’ Contest, organised by the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) in partnership with the European GNSS Agency (GSA), is now open for submissions. The deadline for applications is 23:00 on 29 July 2019.

For the eighth consecutive year, the CLGE Students’ Contest is inviting students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies to submit their innovative ideas. Each winner or winning team stands to win a prize of EUR 1000.

There are five categories in the competition: 

Geodesy, topography,

Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus,

GIS, mapping,

Cadastre and property surveying,

Student and youngster engagement.

The first four are open to all Bachelor and Masters students in the surveying sector or a related field from all European countries. PhD students are not currently allowed to participate with their PhD thesis, but this may change in the future. However, they can participate with their Bachelor or Master’s thesis, if it meets other requirements. The fifth category is open to surveyors under the age of 35 or those who have been registered as surveyors for less than 10 years.

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Proposals in the final category should include a paper describing how CLGE can motivate young surveyors to be more active and engaged in the association; how CLGE can provide increased added value to its members; or what CLGE can do to motivate youngsters to study surveying and enter the surveying profession.

GSA Special Prize

As in previous years, the GSA is sponsoring the Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus category. Applicants for the GSA special prize should submit a paper describing how their project leverages Galileo, EGNOS or Copernicus for use in professional receivers, mobile phones, drones, etc. All applications using Copernicus should also include at least one EGNSS service (Galileo, EGNOS or both).

Last year’s prize in the Galileo section went to Iuliana Constantinov, from the Technical University of Moldova, who won with the paper "Adjustment of GNSS permanent stations network MOLDPOS". Iuliana was awarded her prize at the INTERGEO exhibition in Frankfurt last October.

What should you do?

Applicants should submit a paper, written in English, of not more than 4000 words, including an abstract of 300 words. The paper should describe the student’s or young surveyor’s work, findings and conclusions and should be submitted before 23.00 CET on 29 July 2019, to the following address: contest@clge.eu (please CC Mairolt.Kakko@clge.eu and Jean-Yves.Pirlot@clge.eu). 

The award ceremony for the 2019 edition of the competition will also take place during the INTERGEO exhibition, which this year will take place in Stuttgart on 18 September 2019. Participants should save this date in case they win. For more details, please click here.

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Updated: Dec 08, 2022