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April 26, 2017 
ISPRS ICORSE - The International Committee On Remote Sensing of Environment

The ICORSE has been established to foster the use of remote sensing to address priority issues of the environment. ICORSE will convene a biennial conference in alternating years with the ISPRS Commission Symposia. The conference will focus on remote sensing of the environment and will bring together scientists, technologists and environmental users of remotely sensed data. In conformance with ISPRS Guidelines, (a) the conference proceedings will be made available to the ISPRS community as part of the continuing series of the International Archives of The Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (IAPRSSIS), and (b) the committee will provide an annual report on the state of remote sensing of environment for publication in ISPRS eBulletin.

ICORSE Terms of Reference

  • Identify issues and topics associated with applications and scientific studies of the environment and enlist leading spokespersons to organize sessions and/or workshops for the biannual International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Produce proceedings of the biannual conference and provide an annual written report on the state of remote sensing of environment
  • Propose Resolutions to the ISPRS Council regarding remote sensing of environment for approval by the ISPRS General Assembly
  • Collaborate closely with ISPRS Commissions to enhance remote sensing activities and coordinate event scheduling through mutual agreement
  • Nominate candidates for the Editorial Review Board and encourage submission of worthy papers for publication in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Propose worthy candidates for recognition and awards


ICORSE Membership

The following internationally known remote sensing specialists are members of the ICORSE:

  • Lawrence Friedl (Chairman)  - Director, Applied Sciences Program, NASA Headquarters
  • Charles Hutchinson (Executive Secretary)  - International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE), University of Arizona
  • Leonid Bobylev  - Director, Scientific Foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC)
  • Stephen Briggs - Head, Earth Observation Science Applications & Future Technologies Department, ESA/ESRIN European Space Agency
  • Conrado Varotto - Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (D/EOP) Institutional Relations CONAE
  • Paul Counet - Head of Strategy & International Relations EUMETSAT
  • Han Qunli - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO
  • Stephen Volz / Brent Smith - Assistant Administrator for Satellite & Information Services, NOAA
  • Vacant - European Commission-Joint Research Centre, EC-JRC
  • Douglas Muchoney  - Physical Scientist, Climate & Land Use, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS
  • Klaus Schmidt - Earth Observation Department, DLR
  • Pascale Ultre-Guerard - Directorate of Strategy, Earth Observation Programmes, CNES
  • Konrad Wessels - Research Group Leader, Meraka Institute, CSIR, Remote Sensing Research Unit
  • Barbara Ryan – Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations, GEO
  • Alex Held – Director, AusCover Facility, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO
  • Guo Huadong – Director, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, RADI
  • John Latham - GLCN Programme Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO
  • John Trinder – International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS