The Geospatial Engineering Panel (GEP) is a knowledge panel of the Technical Affairs Division of ICE formed jointly with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
The Panel meets quarterly, and its members consist of representatives from ICE and ICES who monitor the delivery of the annual action plan, develop future programmes and provide expert advice on a range of geospatial engineering topics.
The GE Panel comprises;
|Ian Bush (Chair)
||University of Nottingham
Originally formed as the Joint Engineering Survey Board (JESB) in 1992 following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in October of that year between the ICE and Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), it was renamed in 1999 as the Geospatial Engineering Board (GEB).
In 2009 ICES gained a Royal Charter and is now known as the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). This prompted the signing of a further Memorandum of Agreement between the two institutions in May 2011, to further develop and enhance their relationship and take the opportunity to rename GEB, the Geospatial Engineering Panel (GEP), in line with other ICE knowledge panels. The GEP is responsible for all Geospatial Engineering, including Land Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Hydrographic Surveying, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems and Buried Services knowledge activities."
Aim and Objectives
- To promote the profession of Geospatial Engineering within the ICE and ICES, the civil engineering profession and the general public.
- Provide literature and guidelines on Geospatial Engineering topics for civil engineers and other industry professionals.
- Promote the role of Geospatial specialists as members of the design and management teams on major civil engineering projects.
- Comment on Geospatial Engineering matters in the public interest.
- Support the ICES biennial Geospatial Engineer Surveyor Award for promoting and rewarding innovative applications of Geospatial Engineering.
- Develop an action plan to achieve these objectives.
The 2011/2012 planned activities can be found here.
“To be the focal point for geospatial engineering knowledge and seek to promote excellence. The aim is to achieve this by diverse learned society activities and interest for the Geospatial Engineering Panel both within its own structure and in collaboration with other groups inside and outside the Institution of Civil Engineers/Chartered Institution if Civil Engineering Surveyors.”
The Business Model
Business operational model including membership: The ICE/ICES Geospatial Engineering Panel is governed by the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the ICE and ICES dated May 2011. The composition of the panel membership is defined in the pertaining MOA, but the panel may decide to have less than 12 members noted in the MOA subject to being equal numbers from both sides. The ICES will nominate Panel members with the ability to provide expertise in geospatial engineering and the ICE will nominate members with the ability to disseminate the knowledge of geospatial engineering throughout the civil engineering profession and industry. The panel is the specialist authority within ICE/ICES on technical and policy matters within its field of competence and may do anything within its resources that is consistent with the objectives of the ICE/ICES.
Funding mechanism: There is a contribution through the ICE membership as the engineering budget is filtered to all the ICE groups; however the GEP members contribute in kind.
Chair: Ian Bush
Tel: +44(0) 7551 919596
ICE support staff: Richard Armstrong (Knowledge Transfer Advisor and panel secretariat)
Tel: +44(0) 20 7665 2411