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July 15, 2020 
Interorganisational Activities

ISPRS's role in promoting international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences has expanded significantly over recent years. There are three categories of organisations with which ISPRS is associated:

ISPRS reports periodically through the ISPRS eBulletin on its relationships and activities with the organisations listed below. In addition, relevant documentation on specific events is often available through our liaison officer listed with each organisation.



COPUOS - Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
ISPRS has Observer status in COPUOS.
Liaison responsibility: Lena Halounova

OOSA - Office for Outer Space Affairs
OOSA is responsible for the COPUOS and as such liaises with UN members as well as the UN Secretariat on all matters relating to space activities.
Liaison responsibility: Lena Halounova

UN-GGIM - United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management
Liaison responsibility: Chen Jun


GEO - Group on Earth Observations
Liaison responsibility: Chen Jun

ISC - International Science Council
ISC (former ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 1931 to bring together natural scientists in international scientific endeavour. ISPRS joined ISC in 1994.
Liaison responsibility: Lena Halounova

ISC GeoUnions

Liaison responsibility: Lena Halounova

ISO - International Standards Organization
The ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies.
ISPRS representative - Marguerite Madden

OGC - Open Geospatial Consortium
Liaison responsibility: Marguerite Madden


UN GGIM Geospatial Societies - Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies
The Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies comprises representatives from

The JB GIS meets on an annual basis to discuss collaboration on activities related to geospatial information.
Liaison responsibility: Chen Jun

SDH - Spatial Data Handling
Liaison responsibility: Songnian Li

IAPR - International Association for Pattern Recognition
Liaison responsibility: Nicolas Paparoditis

SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Liaison responsibility: Fabio Remondino

CEOS - Committee of Earth Observation Satellites
Liaison responsibility: Chen Jun

IAA - IAF - International Academy of Astronautics - International Astronautical Federation
Liaison responsibility: Orhan Altan

ICORSE - The International Committee On Remote Sensing of Environment
Liaison responsibility: Christian Heipke

ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites
Liaison responsibility: Fabio Remondino

CIPA - Comité Internationale Photogrammetrie Architecturale
ISPRS and ICOMOS manage CIPA together. A CIPA international conference is held every two years, where the most recent developments in architectural photogrammetry are presented.
Liaison responsibility: Fabio Remondino

Memorandums of Understanding


URSI - International Union of Radio Sciences

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