ASA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! It all started in 1990, when ASA was founded as Advertising and Sponsoring Agency in Ghent. Not much later, the survey department was added. The abbreviation stayed, however since the addition of the survey department, it stands for Advertising and Survey Agency.
For almost an equal amount of time, ASA has been full member of the IIMS or International Institute of Marine Surveying. This international organisation promotes the professionalism, recognition and training of marine surveyors worldwide. Full membership, is for those holding an internationally recognised marine qualification. However, next to marine surveys, ASA provices liability and technical surveys in the aerospace industry as well as risk prevention.
As an organization, it is vital to play an active role in professional federations in order to know what lives in the industry. ASA is member of:
- International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS)
- Flemish Space Industry (VRI)
- Belgian Federation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (BeUAS)
- Ghent Maritime Club (GMK)
- Ankerclub (KGT)
- Royal Belgian Sailor College (KBZ)
- Universha (Port of Antwerp)
- De Kring (Port of Zeebrugge)
Expert in drone surveys
Over 5 years ago, ASA investigated the use and many applications of drones (UAVs). Today, we are deploying two large remotely piloted autonomous aircraft (RPAS) and several smaller drones for training purposes.
The use of drones enables us to increase efficiency and boost innovation in our business. We provide consulting services upon request.
Continious improvement should not be limited to the company`s vision but must be part of a surveyors day-to-day working experience. Therefore, our surveyors regularly follow trainings and attend seminars to increase knowledge and professional development in the industry.
We congratulate Blanca for succeeding the Heavylift Masterclass!
Welcome at the art gallery!
ASA supports an art gallery, providing a platform for artwork of various artists, with the emphasis on contemplative art.
Everyone is welcomed on regular events, held at the gallery in Ghent.