Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ISPRS mourns the loss of former ISPRS President Prof. Dr. Kennert Torlegård
It is with deep sorrow that I bring you this sad news: our colleague and friend Kennert Torlegård, ISPRS president 1988 - 1992 and Council Member 1984 - 1992, passed away Thursday (Jan 28, 2016) after a courageous fight with cancer.
In the words of John Trinder, who held the same position some time after Kennert:
"He was indeed a gentleman and an excellent scientist. I participated in the ISPRS Council while he was SG, and to a certain extent while he was President. He was totally committed to the work of ISPRS while he was SG and President. He took the work of ISPRS to heart and did an excellent job and his work for ISPRS should certainly be celebrated by us all. His passing is a sad loss to the ISPRS community and I am sure beyond ISPRS, since he also participated in many ex-curricula activities including playing the French horn in classical orchestras in Sweden, in the past in sailing in his yacht, as well as many others."
Our thoughts are with his wife Margareta and their family.
Christian Heipke, Secretary General
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ISPRS Biennial Report 2014/15 published
ISPRS has introduced a new biennial report. The second edition covers the years 2014 and 2015 and can be found here. Printed copies are available upon request from the Secretary General.
ISPRS Scientific Initiatives 2015
In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society provides funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. To this end, a call for new ISPRS Scientific Initiatives was issued in October 2014 and 11 teams of researchers from working groups across all of the eight ISPRS Technical Commissions submitted applications. Comments were sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee's recommendation to fund seven projects to a total of CHF 33,000 Swiss Francs was accepted by ISPRS Council at its 2014 meeting in Hyderabad.
The total ISPRS funding of Scientific Initiatives for 2014 and 2015 exceeded 80,000 Swiss Francs.
A brief description of the outcomes of each project and the full reports you will find at: