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May 19, 2019 
Scientific Initiatives

In 2014 ISPRS has introduced the so called Scientific Initiative to support projects of interest to the ISPRS community. Call are normally launched in autum of evenly numbered  years. Details of the regulations an be found at http://www.isprs.org/documents/orangebook/app9.aspx.
Reports of previosu calls are available at

ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2017 Funding

In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2017, the following seven projects were selected and approved by the Council for funding.

Title PI(s) TC/WG

Benchmark database for tropical agricultural remote sensing application

Ieda Del’Arco Sanches


SVSC – The UAV Semantic Video Segmentation Challenge 2017

Michael Ying Yang and Alper Yilmaz


ISPRS Benchmark Challenge on Large Scale Classification of VHR Geospatial Data

Ribana Roscher


Benchmark for Multi-Platform Hyperspectral Image Processing

Konstantinos Karantzalos


ISPRS Benchmark on Indoor Modeling

Kourosh Khoshelham


An ISPRS contribution to Transforming our World: Integration of GlobeLand30 with additional geospatial and socio-economic data for monitoring United Nation Sustainable Development Goals

Jon Mills and Hao Wu


Development of Educational Content: "Small UAS in Civil Engineering Applications"

Roman Shults

WG V/7

Brief summary of the above-awarded projects together with the information of their principle investigator(s) and co-investigator(s) you will find »here