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Ordnance Survey’s Cambridge Conference is the opportunity for leaders from mapping and geospatial organisations around the world to connect.

With a heritage dating back to 1928, Cambridge Conference meets every four years to share insights, collaborate on matters of global importance, and solve shared challenges.

September 2021 | Cambridge Conference in Conversation

Our virtual preliminary event, Cambridge Conference in Conversation: Applying Geospatial Information to Climate Challenges, took place in September 2021 and welcomed senior leaders from national mapping agencies and organisations from across the globe. Keynote speaker, Farhana Yamin set the context for the event and attendees discussed in breakout groups why and how geospatial organisations must support climate action now. 

See the keynote presentation and output statement paper

Spring 2022 | Cambridge Conference

Spring’s hybrid conference – bringing people together both virtually and in person (UK) – will explore the actions national mapping and geospatial agencies can take to support their government’s strategic policies, such as responding to the challenges of climate change.

An April date and venue will be confirmed soon.

Cambridge Conference in Conversation used the COP26 Presidency’s four goals as a framework for delegates to discuss and agree how geospatial information can be applied to climate challenges. As published by the UN, these key aims are:

Keynote Speaker - Farhana Yamin

We were delighted that Farhana Yamin was able to join us as our keynote speaker for the Cambridge Conference in Conversation event. As an internationally recognised environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert, Farhana provided valuable insight and direction to our discussions. She has advised leaders and ministers on climate negotiations for 30 years, representing small islands and developing countries and attending nearly every major climate summit since 1991. In addition to founding Track 0, she is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ and an FRSA. She was voted Number 2 on the 2020 BBC’s Power List with the judges describing her a “powerhouse of climate justice” and is active in numerous community-based initiatives and social justice movements.


International Advisory Group

Cambridge Conference in Conversation: Applying Geospatial Information to Climate Challenges and Cambridge Conference 2022 have established an Advisory Group of key representatives from across the globe to help guide our discussions and help form our statement paper. Meet the Advisory Group.

Please note, these events are invite-only, but if you have any questions about either event, please do not hesitate to contact us.