Celebrating 10 years of MSc Geo-Information Science Graduates from Wageningen University

This year it is 10 years ago that the first students graduated from the master programme Geo-Information Science (MGI) at Wageningen University.

Organisator Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

wo 11 december 2013 10:00 tot 19:00

Locatie Campus Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Within this period over 200 students received their master diploma for this programme which offers an unique blend of geo-information science methods, technologies and applications combining the use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems.

We would like to celebrate this 10th anniversary  together with our MGI alumni on Wednesday 11 December  2013 (11-12-13) at the Wageningen University Campus.

In the morning we will start with an overview of the latest developments in the Geo-Information field as presented by alumni from different periods and current working situations. After the network lunch we will give you the opportunity to experience the new campus of Wageningen University, the current facilities of the Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing laboratory and there will be a market place where staff and students will present ongoing research. The afternoon will be concluded with drinks and during the whole day there will be ample time to meet old friends.

Day Program

Morning session: MGI in the centre of the GI world (chair: Lammert Kooistra)
10:00 - 10:10 Opening by Kees Slingerland (managing director ESG)
10:10 - 10:30 History of Geo-Information education in Wageningen and development of MGI: Gerrit Epema (program director MGI)
10:30 - 10:45 Alumnus Lucas Grus (2004-2006) (ESRI Netherlands and WU-GRS)
10:45 - 11:00 Alumnus Arjan Koekoek (2006-2008) (Geodan, senior consultant)
11:00 - 11:15 Alumna Sophia Linke (2006-2008) (BCE Germany; consultant and graduate nr. 100!!)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Future of Geo-Information education in Wageningen and the world: Arnold Bregt and Martin Herold (chairholders GRS)
11:50 - 12:00 Reply from GI science and education perspective: Jos van Orshoven (KU Leuven)
12:00 - 12:10 Reply from GI company and governance perspective: Arie Duindam (Royal HaskoningDHV)
12:10- 13:00 Panel Discussion: MGI in the centre of the GI world
13:00 - 14:00 Network lunch
Afternoon session: GI gadgets and developments: touching allowed
14:00 - 16:00 Several demonstration sessions, presentations and excursions, participants can choose from: Geocaching on the Campus, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Flying with Unmanned Aerial Systems, Mobile data acquisition using Crowd sourcing, Multi Touch Table Experiences, The Smart University Campus
16:00 - 18:00 Drinks and student/PhD research market
Evening session: The (oldfashioned) Wageningen Experience
18:00 - 21:00 Diner
21:00 Afterparty with CGI Band!


Don't hesitate to register yourself via the registrationform (registration is open till December 1, 2013!!).

We hope to welcome you in Wageningen on 11-12-13!

The Anniversary Committee:
Benjamin Brede, Johannes Eberenz, Willy ten Haaf, Eliakim Hamunyela and Lammert Kooistra