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May 24, 2016 
Honorary Members

Honorary Members are individuals whose efforts in photogrammetry and remote sensing are exceptionally distinguished and who are duly nominated and elected. The ISPRS statues limit the number of Honorary Members to a maximum of ten at any time.

The living ISPRS Honorary Members are:


Mrs. Aino Savolainen Mrs. Aino Savolainen (1988)
Hollantilaisentie 22A11
Finland

 
Prof. Dr. Gottfried Konecny Prof. Dr. Gottfried Konecny (1992)
University of Hannover
Institute for Photogrammetry & Eng.Surveys
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
Germany
 
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Ackermann Prof. Dr. Friedrich Ackermann (1996)
Institute for Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
 
Prof. Shunji Murai Prof. Shunji Murai (2000)
4-21-9 Mejirodai, Hachioji
Tokyo 193-0833
Japan
 
Lawrence W. Fritz Lawrence W. Fritz (2004)
14833 Lake Terrace
Rockville, MD 20853-3632
USA
 
Prof. Dr. Armin Gruen Prof. Dr. Armin Gruen (2008)
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
8093 Zurich
Switzerland
 
Prof. Dr. John C. Trinder Prof. Dr. John C. Trinder (2008)
School of Surveying and SIS
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
 
Prof. Dr. Ian Dowman Prof. Dr. Ian Dowman (2012)
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
 
Prof. Dr. Li Deren Prof. Dr. Li Deren (2012)
Wuhan University
CHINA
 

 


Deceased Honorary Members:

under construction

 

E. Doležal (Honorary President) Austria 1926-1955
E. von Orel Austria 1938 -1941
G. Poivilliers France 1948-1968
F. Baeschlin Switzerland 1952-1961
U. Nistri Italy 1952-1962
O.S. Reading USA 1952-1984
E. Santoni Italy 1952-1970
W. Schermerhorn Netherlands 1952-1986
W. Bauersfeld Germany 1956-1959
G. Cassinis Italy 1956-1964
H. Härry Switzerland 1956-1973
L. Hurault France 1956-1973
P. Mogensen Sweden 1956-1969
R. Ll. Brown Great Britain 1960 -1983
K. Schwidefsky Germany 1972-1986
E.H. Thompson United Kingdom 1972-1976
G. de Masson d'Autume France 1976-2006
K.G. Löfström Finland 1976-1984
J. Cruset France 1980-1994
L. Solaini Italy 1980-1989
P. Fagundes Brazil 1984-1996
F.J. Doyle USA 1988-2013
Z. Wang China 1988-2002

 

Armin Gruen

ISPRS Honorary Member

Armin Gruen

in 2008
 


Professor Armin Grün has been recognised for his scientific work with the award of the Brock Gold Medal. He is awarded Honorary Membership for his scientific leadership over many years, contributing to the aims of ISPRS and for his work on ISPRS Working Groups, Commissions, Council and Committees over a period of 24 years. Armin served on a number of national and international scientific organisations. His major appointments were President of Commission V during 1988-1992, 2nd Vice President during 1992-1996, Chair of the Financial Committee during 1996-2000, and Chair of the International Scientific Advisory Committee since 2000.

His world-wide reputation earned him a number of very prestigious awards, including the Otto-von-Gruber Award (ISPRS, 1980), the Talbert Abrams Grand Trophy (ASPRS, 1985 and 1996), the Fairchild Award (ASPRS, 1995) and the U.V. Helava Award (ISPRS, 2000). He is an Honorary Member, Japanese Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, a Corresponding Member, German Geodetic Commission (DGK), and an Honorary Professor of Wuhan University and of Yunnan Normal University in Kunming.

John C. Trinder

ISPRS Honorary Member

John C. Trinder

in 2008
 


Professor John Trinder has played a major role in the scientific and administrative activities of ISPRS over a period of more than 30 years. From as early as 1972, John became involved in ISPRS WG activities through Working Group VI/1 on Education and Research in the Oceania region and subsequently in 1976-1980 as a member of WGI/1. He became President of Commission I - Primary Data Acquisition from 1980-1984, Second Vice President from 1984-1988, Chair of the Financial Commission 1991-1992 and from 1992, he has taken leading roles in the administration of ISPRS as Treasurer, Secretary General, President and finally as First Vice President. He has served ISPRS as Commission President and in various Council positions for a total of 24 years.

During his period as President John Trinder led the revision of the structure of the Technical Commissions and their terms of reference, including introducing an eighth Commission, the first time the number of Commissions had been changed in ISPRS for 52 years. He also registered ISPRS as a not-for-profit corporation in Maryland USA, thus formalizing the legal status of the Society.

John Trinder has won a number of awards including the Grand Trophy of Talbert Abrams Award of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing on two occasions, the James Kirkwood Curdie Prize awarded by the Institution of Surveyors, NSW Division (Australia), “For His Forward Looking Approach to the Future of Our Profession” in 1998 and the Eminent Persons Award from the Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia in 2004.

Li Deren

ISPRS Honorary Member

Li Deren

in 2012
 


Professor Dr. Li Deren, scientist in photogrammetry and remote sensing, holds dual membership in both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is member of the Euro-Asia International Academy of Science, and honorary doctor of ETH Zürich. At present, he is Professor and PhD supervisor of Wuhan University, Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Vice-president of Hubei Association for Science and Technology (HAST), Chair of the Academic Committee of Wuhan University and the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS).

In the 1980s, Professor Li Deren was mainly engaged in the studies of observation errors and processing methods in geodesy and photogrammetry. In 1985, he completed theoretical research in the separability of model errors, which advanced the reliability theory to the separability phase. The result of this study received the 1988 Best Paper Award of the German Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and Hansa Luftbild Award. From 1990 up to now Professor Li has concentrated on the research and education in geo-spatial information science and technology represented by remote sensing (RS), global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS).

Since 1989 Professor Li Deren has supervised 170 PhD students and 18 postdoctoral candidates. He has published over 709 papers and 11 books. He won one prize of the National Great Invention Award, three prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one prize of the National Excellent Textbook Award and one prize of the Award of the Excellent Educational Achievements.

Professor Li Deren served as President of ISPRS Technical Commissions III and VI from 1988-1992 and 1992-1996 respectively. He worked for CEOS in 2002-2004 and was the first President of Asia GIS Association (2003-2006). He received the Samuel G. Gamble Award at the ISPRS XXI Congress in 2008 and received an award in appreciation and recognition of the outstanding contribution to the success and achievements of the MOST/ESA Dragon Programme 2004 to 2007. Since 2010 he is ISPRS Fellow.

Li Deren is nominated as an Honorary Member for distinguished service to ISPRS and for his contribution to the science of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science in China and internationally.

Ian Dowman

ISPRS Honorary Member

Ian Dowman

in 2012
 


Emeritus Professor Ian Dowman is nominated for Honorary Membership of ISPRS in recognition of his long and distinguished services to ISPRS and its aims. Ian has held many roles and responsibilities within the Society, up to and including the office of President. Ian’s contribution has been not only as an Officer of the Society; he has also made a significant research contribution to diverse ISPRS Commissions and Working Groups throughout his career, which has covered major developments in both photogrammetry and remote sensing and in the synergy between them. He has also participated in many other events in which he had no direct leadership role. Ian’s proactive approach has ensured that the Society has turned many of these changes to its advantage.

Ian has had a very distinguished academic career at University College London (UCL). He gained his formal academic qualifications at UCL, completing a BSc in Geography, and a Diploma and PhD in Photogrammetry. After a short period working as a survey practitioner in Australia, he returned to UCL where he has held many academic positions including Dean of Engineering. From 1991 to 2008 he was Professor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, a clear mark of the University authorities’ recognition of his ability as a teacher as well as his contribution to the international research community in these fields.

Besides a sustained involvement with ISPRS, Ian has found time to make a significant contribution to organisations in the UK Including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Photogrammetric Society he was President, and he was elected an Honorary Member in 1999. Ian has also been Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Organisation Européenne d'Etudes Photogrammétriques Expérimentales (OEEPE, now EuroSDR, a Regional Member of ISPRS). He has been awarded many honours for his work. Such a distinguished and sustained international contribution in support of the activities and aims of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is presented as being worthy of Honorary Membership of ISPRS.