ISPRS Individual Membership Policy

How to become an ISPRS Individual Member

  • An application for ISPRS Individual Membership shall be addressed in writing to the ISPRS Secretary General and shall include a statement of the applicant's role in the fields of photogrammetry and/or remote sensing and/or spatial information.
  • ISPRS Individual Membership is free of charge. An annual donation to The ISPRS Foundation is encouraged.
  • Council shall consider each application and make the final decision on admission of an applicant. If the individual comes from an area with an active Ordinary Member, Council will inform that Ordinary Member about the decision as soon as possible.
  • Whilst ISPRS Individual Membership is available for everybody, ISPRS particularly strives to make sure individuals in areas, where an active Ordinary Member does not exist, have the possibility to join ISPRS on an individual basis
  • ISPRS Individual Membership is to be renewed every calendar year.


Advantages of ISPRS Individual Membership

  • ISPRS Individual Members will receive regular information from ISPRS Headquarters through the ISPRS eBulletin and other correspondence on news and events.
  • On joining the Society, ISPRS Individual Members will be issued with a membership certificate.
  • Preference will be given to ISPRS Individual Members who apply for travel grants offered by ISPRS and The ISPRS Foundation.
  • ISPRS Individual Members can purchase volumes of the ISPRS book series at a reduced rate.


The role of ISPRS Ordinary Members with respect to Individual Membership

  • The right to nominate candidates for positions in Council, as Technical Commission President, for the Financial Commission and for similar positions within ISPRS, remains exclusively with the ISPRS Ordinary Members.
  • Every individual who is a member of an ISPRS Ordinary Member is accepted by ISPRS for ISPRS Individual Membership. The Ordinary Member will establish whether Individual Membership will be by default or by explicit approval of the individuals concerned and will inform ISPRS accordingly.
  • The ISPRS Ordinary Members are asked to handle the administration of ISPRS Individual Membership as far as their members are concerned. In the event that the Ordinary Member decides not to deal with this administration, it will inform Council and ISPRS Headquarters will handle the membership administration.
  • For members of the ISPRS Ordinary Members wishing to become ISPRS Individual Members and to regularly obtain information from ISPRS, e.g., through the eBulletin, the Ordinary Member is asked to provide contact details to ISPRS, if possible with regard to national privacy laws.
  • If any person wants to become an ISPRS Individual Member without joining an ISPRS Ordinary Member, this person is free to do so. In countries and regions, in which an active ISPRS Ordinary Member exists, which handles the administration of ISPRS Individual Membership, that Ordinary Member will also handle such ISPRS Individual-only Memberships in a manner that is suitable to the Ordinary Member. The Ordinary Member is entitled to charge the individual a handing fee for its services. The amount of that handling fee is to be decided at the discretion of the Ordinary Member.
  • In areas, in which an active ISPRS Ordinary Member does not exist, ISPRS Headquarters will handle membership administration.

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

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