FIG Commission 4

Curriculum Vitae

Adam Greenland, Chair of FIG Commission 4 - 2002-2006

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth  20 March 1962

Nationality  British

Status  Single

Current Position: Senior Hydrographic Surveyor, Land Information New Zealand

Education / Qualifications
1997 PGD Management Studies, University of Greenwich
1993 MRICS (Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
1988 Awarded an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (2:1)
1985-1988 University of East London, (formerly North East London Polytechnic)
B.Sc. Hon's. Surveying and Mapping Sciences
1984 Merchant Marine Deck Officer, Class 3 Certificate of Competence
2005-Present Senior Hydrographic Surveyor, Land Information New Zealand
2000-2005 Deputy Port Hydrographer, Port of London Authority
1989-2000 Senior Hydrographic Surveyor, Port of London Authority
1988-1989 Hydrographic Surveyor, Britsurvey, Great Yarmouth, UK
1984-1985 Assistant Controller - ESSO Petroleum Company
1979-1984 Navigating Cadet/ Officer - British Merchant Marine (ESSO Petroleum Company)
- navigating/cargo duties on foreign going vessels
Professional Development
2002-2006                 Chair of FIG Commission IV, 'Hydrography'. FIG'2002 Congress Washington DC, USA.
1999-2002 Visiting lecturer, MSc in Hydrographic Surveying at University College London.
2001 Vice Chair of Commission IV, FIG Working Week 2001, Seoul Korea.
Vice Chair of Commission IV, Australian Surveyors Congress, Brisbane Australia
UCL/PLA Delegation, FIG/IHO Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors, Trieste Italy.
2000 Vice Chair of Commission IV, Canadian Hydrographic Conference, Montreal Canada.
1999 Vice Chair of Commission IV, 6th SE Asian Congress, Fremantle, Australia
Vice Chair of Commission IV, FIG Working Week, Sun City, South Africa
1998 Secretary FIG Commission IV, FIG'98 Brighton Congress. Appointed new Vice-Chair of Commission IV for 1998 to 2002.
1997 Secretary FIG Commission IV, 64th FIG PC Meeting, Singapore
1996 Speaker - HYDRO'96, Rotterdam, NL, September 1996
Speaker - 63rd Federation Internationale des Geometres (FIG) Permanent Committee Meeting (PC) and International Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Secretary FIG Commission IV, 63rd FIG PC Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1995 Appointed Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) External Examiner at Plymouth University
Secretary FIG Commission IV, 62nd FIG PC Meeting, Berlin, Germany
1994 Secretary FIG Commission IV, FIG Congress, Melbourne, Australia
Secretary FIG Commission IV, HYDRO'94, Aberdeen, Scotland
1993 Appointed FIG Commission IV Secretary and RICS UK FIG Commission IV Delegate
1989-1994 Active within the RICS on various committees including the Land & Hydrographic Survey Divisional Council
  • International Hydrographic Review Vol. 2 No. 3 (New Series) December 2001
     "Accreditation of The Hydrographic Surveying Course at UCL and the PLA"

  •  The Hydrographic Journal No. 93 July 1999
    "Hydrographic Survey Education: The Benefits of an Academic and Industrial Partnership"

  • Hydro International Journal, April 1998, Vol. 2, Number 3. "FIG'98 - XXI International Congress"

  • Proceedings of 1996 FIG International Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    "Modern Methods of Waterways Surveying"

  • Proceedings of HYDRO'96, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    "Diver Shoal - A scheme to improve depths within a critical area of the River Thames"


Adam Greenland
Land Information New Zealand
National Office, Lambton House
160 Lambton Quay, Private Box 5501
Tel: + 64 4 460 0136
Fax: + 64 4 460 0575

10 November 2005