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March 17, 2018 
ISPRS ISAC - International Science Advisory Committee


The ISAC has been established to support the Council and the ISPRS General Assembly in identifying and addressing important S&T trends which impact the scope of the ISPRS Commissions and the activities which should be addressed by ISPRS Working Groups. The ISAC is to ensure that ISPRS S&T activities are in proper balance and cover the breadth of the Society's S&T mission.

ISAC Terms of Reference

  • Identify and prioritize scientific and technologic (S&T) trends which will impact the S&T activities of the Society and recommend actions to ISPRS Council.
  • Facilitate excellence in scientific research and development and the use of proper and appropriate technology by evaluating and refining S&T Resolutions proposed in advance by ISPRS Member Organizations and Commissions for approval by the quadrennial ISPRS General Assembly.
  • Collaborate with the ISPRS Council to formulate Resolutions for ISPRS General Assembly approval which will ensure that ISPRS is at the forefront of the S&T in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences and covers the full breadth of the Society s mission.
  • Review proposed Working Groups Terms of Reference with Council and identify S&T gaps and overlaps and recommend corresponding fills and consolidations.
  • Evaluate inputs recommended for changing the overall scope and direction of S&T activities in the Society and advise Council accordingly.
  • Suggest collaborative S&T activities with other international societies and intergovernmental bodies to foster cooperation on the inter-disciplinary boundaries.
  • Propose worthy candidates for recognition and awards


ISAC Membership

ISAC Member Discipline and Organisations Email
Ian Dowman
(ISAC Chair)
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University College London, UK
Kohei Cho Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Tokai University, Japan
Clive Fraser Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University of Melbourne, Australia
Monika Sester Spatial Information Science
Leibniz University,  Hannover, Germany
Jie Shan Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Purdue University, USA
John Shi Spatial Information Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Andrew Skidmore Remote Sensing
ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands
George Vosselman Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands
Wolfgang Wagner Remote Sensing
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Winter Spatial Information Science
University of Melbourne, Australia
Shailesh Nayak Earth Observation
Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation
Laurent Polidori Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
École supérieure des géomètres et topographes, Le Mans, France
Marguerite Madden Spatial Information Science
University of Georgia, USA
Sander Oude Elberink Spatial Information Science
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Julian Smit Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Jaime Hernandez Remote Sensing
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile