20 September 2022 - 22 September 2022
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Durham Marriott Hotel, Durham, United Kingdom
£2,640 per person
Includes accommodation and VAT
This workshop, led by some of the world’s most experienced boundary practitioners, will assist policymakers and practitioners in developing strategies for the effective demarcation and maintenance of international boundaries in different physical and human landscapes.
Brazil-Venezuela boundary markers in the Pacaraima mountains. Image courtesy of Daubeson Monteiro Da Silva
Delimitation of a boundary in a treaty is a crucial first step in boundary-making, but on its own delimitation is of limited value. For borderland populations, boundaries rarely have much meaning until they are identifiable on the ground – and it is arguable that it is only when a boundary has been physically demarcated that it can begin to function effectively.
Many of the world’s international boundaries have never been made visible on the ground, and many of those that have been demarcated have subsequently become invisible due to inefficient maintenance regimes. Led by a hugely experienced team of tutors and combining classroom sessions and practical exercises, this unique workshop will assist policymakers and practitioners in developing strategies for the effective demarcation and maintenance of international boundaries in different physical and human landscapes.
IBRU Workshop Flyer Boundary Demarcation & Maintenance 2022
Mr Kevin Bagwell, USA Section International Boundary Commission United States and Canada
Mr Songchai Chaipatiyut, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Professor Danny Donoghue, Geography Department , Durham University
Mr Peter Merrett, Director, Merrett Survey Ltd
Professor Martin Pratt, Director, Bordermap Consulting Ltd
Tuesday 20 September
Principles of boundary demarcation & maintenance
Maps and imagery in boundary demarcation and maintenance
Participants will seek to use maps and imagery in support of a range of demarcation-related tasks
Case study: Demarcation and maintenance of the Canada-USA boundary
Wednesday 21 September
Practical considerations in boundary survey work
Case Study: Demarcation and maintenance of Thailand's boundaries
Working in teams, participants will undertake a field-based survey of a fictional border landscape in preparation for boundary demarcation.
Thursday 22 September
Remotely -sensed imagery for boundary work
Developing good practice in boundary demarcation and Maintenance
Organised tour of Durham Cathedral
Workshop teaching will be based at The Marriott Hotel in Durham
Address: Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN United Kingdom
In addition to tuition and all course materials, the fee covers the following:
Accommodation is included in the workshop fee.
When you book your place on the course you will receive 3 nights of bed and breakfast accommodation in the Durham Marriott Hotel
Accommodation will be for the following dates:
If you require any additional nights of accommodation, these can be booked directly with the hotel as additional cost.
You are expected to organise your own travel arrangements to Durham. Please be aware that if you require a visa to visit the UK you will be required to apply for your own visa for entry in to the country. Please allow enough time for your visa to be processed before the start of the workshop. A letter on invitation can be provided to support your visa application.
Please also make sure you check the COVID vaccination and testing requirements of the country you are entering.
No refunds will be given if you do not adhere to COVID state regulations.
Teaching and workshop materials will be in English.
Cancellations must be received in writing not later than the 30 August 2022 and will be subject to a £250 cancellation fee, unless a substitute participant is offered. After this date the full registration fee will be charged for all cancellations.
IBRU reserves the right to modify the programme as necessary, without notice to participants.
The cost of the workshop will be £2,640 per participant.
Payment can only be accepted in £ sterling. Full payment must be received prior to the workshop to guarantee the booking.