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October 17, 2017 

Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


GI4DM 2018 Announcement

Geo-information for Disaster management (Gi4DM) Disaster Management heavily relies on remote sensing and the underlying radio science which supports the remote sensing and communications systems. Many of the challenges are interdisciplinary and require sophisticated solutions.

In this spirit, the session aims to highlight and explore the radio science and remote sensing challenges which must be overcome to support humanitarian relief.

These include a wide variety of sensor systems including ground penetrating radars to search for buried people and objects and the opportunistic detection of EM emissions from communications devices including cell phones, PDAs, which can help to locate lost persons. In both of these cases the radio scientist is involved in the antenna design, the propagation of wideband signals through dispersive ground media and also the signal processing. The remote sensing community then requires sophisticated search and recognition strategies to quickly identify targets.

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Geospatial Week 2019 Announcement

ISPRS Council is pleased to announce that on September 20, during the Geospatial Week 2017, held in Wuhan, China, the ISPRS GSW Selection Committee elected Dubai Municipality to host the GSW2019, which will be held from 24-28 March, 2019.
We look forward to seeing you all in Dubai in 2019!


ISPRS President, Christian Heipke and Secretary General, Lena Halounov√ɬ† with Chairman of the Geospatial Week 2019, Hussein M. Abdulmuttalib and his assistant, Anna Zih from Dubai Municipality, UAE.  


Call for Participation in ISPRS-sponsored Competition: Atlas Challenge

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2015, contains a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Geoinformatics can make a powerful contribution to the Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is therefore timely for the creation of an Atlas that describes contributions of remote sensing and the spatial information sciences towards helping achieve the 17 UN SDGs. With the support of a current ISPRS Scientific Initiatives Project, we are pleased to announce the “Atlas Challenge”. Participants should submit research, together with a short report, that uses global land cover, with other geospatial and socio-economic datasets as deemed appropriate, to measure, monitor and manage the progress of any aspect of sustainable development, as defined by one or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs. A First Place prize of 2000 Swiss Francs and a Second Place prize of 1000 Swiss Francs will be awarded, with the winning entries demonstrated at the 2018 Commission IV Symposium in the Netherlands.

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Deadline for submissions: 30th April 2018


Expert Review IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

The IPCC will undertake the Expert Review of the IPCC “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty”. Therefore, it invites relevant experts to be part of the review process.

An online registration process has been developed and is open for prospective expert reviewers via the IPCC web site, registration will close on 17 September 2017 midnight (GMT +1): https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/sr15/fod/register.php

Additional information on the role of Expert Reviewer is available in Annex 1 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work. Please also see here an information note explaining the Expert Review process: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/pdf/information_note_expert_review.pdf

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the IPCC Working Group I TSU at tsu@ipcc-wg1.universite-paris-saclay.fr

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IUGG Statement "The Earth’s climate and responsibilities of scientists and their governments to promote sustainable development"

Following the announcement that the United States seeks to renegotiate, or withdraw from, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, IUGG has released the Statement "The Earth’s climate and responsibilities of scientists and their governments to promote sustainable development".

Read the Statement here

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