ECN is delighted to welcome a number of new committee members to keep up the momentum and drive the network forward next year:-
- Emma Chown – Committee supporting role
- Emma Scott – Social Media and Publicity officer
- Jody Shaw – Event Coordinator
- Laura Gribble – Secretary
Thanks to everyone that took the time to apply for committee positions.
COP26 Networking Event
ECN’s networking event on the last day of COP26 led to some interesting discussions around geospatial careers, skills and applications relating to climate change. There was consensus that many geospatial roles are linked to climate and environmental disciplines, either directly or indirectly. Key skills identified by attendees included data modelling to inform planning, linking of geographic and temporal data, and understanding the benefits and drawbacks of open data. The importance of softer skills such as collaboration across teams and industries as well as promoting geospatial capabilities and outputs was also highlighted. Thanks to all ECN members that attended and contributed to the insightful discussions.
The ECN stand was a hive of activity at the two-day GeoBusiness event at the ExCeL London during the last week of November. Committee members met a wide range of attendees including students, teachers, recruiters, business owners and geospatial professionals. It was a fantastic opportunity to promote ECN within the geospatial industry whilst hearing about the current opportunities and challenges for early career professionals and students. The event provided us with lots of ideas for ECN activities next year – watch this space!
ECN attended GeoCom21 and hosted a networking session at the end of the second afternoon. It was fantastic to hear such a diverse range of speakers, topics and case studies over the two afternoon sessions and to discuss how geospatial professionals can contribute to a sustainable future.