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GCA signs MoU with UK-based Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

GCA signs MoU with UK-based Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

The Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA), the peak professional body for the geospatial sector, and UK-based Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), have joined forces in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at advancing geospatial standards and fostering professional excellence on a global scale.

This collaboration marks a significant step towards harmonising certification standards for engineering surveyors, facilitating mutual recognition between the UK and Australia. It also underscores a commitment to promoting best practices in competency standards, ensuring that members of both organisations benefit from shared knowledge and experiences.

Key elements of the MoU include identifying and disseminating best practices, promoting standardisation to enhance collective value, and supporting joint participation in industry events. Additionally, GCA and CICES will collaborate on strategic projects aimed at raising awareness of the engineering surveying profession and providing enhanced professional development opportunities.

Commenting on the partnership Tony Wheeler, CEO of GCA, comments, “We are excited to partner with CICES in this strategic endeavour to elevate geospatial standards globally. This collaboration underscores our commitment to fostering innovation, sharing knowledge, and promoting excellence within the industry.”

The agreement aligns with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, leveraging geospatial information to address global challenges effectively. Regular communication at governance and management levels will ensure the successful execution of initiatives and the achievement of mutual goals.

Through this partnership, GCA and CICES aim to strengthen the global footprint of the geospatial profession, empower professionals with enhanced capabilities, and cultivate a community committed to excellence.

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About Geospatial Council of Australia:

The Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA) is the peak professional body representing the geospatial sector in Australia. Committed to promoting excellence, inclusivity, and strategic growth within the industry, the GCA serves as a unifying force for geospatial professionals and organisations across the country.


About Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors  

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) is the leading international professional body for specialists in geospatial engineering and commercial management in infrastructure. CICES membership demonstrates that individuals are competent in their field and committed to continuing professional development.