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September 20, 2017 

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

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


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


Impact Factors Reflect the Success of ISPRS Journals

It is my pleasure to inform you of two great achievements within ISPRS publications.

The huge efforts of the ISPRS Editors-in-Chief, the associate editors, many reviewers, and the authors of papers published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing were so successful that the journal has now reached an Impact Factor of 6.387, jumping from 4.18 last year, and is now the no. 1 under Remote Sensing journals.

On behalf of Council, please let me to express my thanks to all who have helped achieve this excellent result. The Journal has reached an outstanding position among remote sensing journals.
The Journal is published by Elsevier. More information can be found at:

I would also like to thank the Editor-in-Chief, associate editors, reviewers and authors of the ISPRS Journal of Geo-Information.
The Impact Factor of the Journal has doubled, now reaching 1.502 (2016).
The Journal was founded in 2012 and is published by MDPI. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi
Lena Halounová


Archives now also listed in Compendex, the online index of the Engineering Index E/I

ISPRS is proud to announce that The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences are now also included in the online version of E/I, the Compendex. The Compendex, https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/engineering-village/content/compendex), is an index which is particularly important for the Asian Scientific community.

The Archives, are thus listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, the E/I Compendex and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

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