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:

Principals shown in bold.

ICORSE MemberInstitutionEmailCountry
Gevorgyan, Jana
(ICORSE chair)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Ryan, Barbara
(ICORSE secretary)
International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment
Cherchali, SelmaCNES
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
Frulla, LauraCONAE
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales Institutional Relations
Medico, Anaemail
Bourassa, Marie-JoseeCSA
Canadian Space Agency
Held, AlexCSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation
Schmidt, KlausDLR
Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumfahrt
Earth Observation Department
Schreier, Gunteremail
Koch, Astrid-ChristinaEC
European Commision
Cheli, SimonettaESA
European Space Agency
Rast, MichaelESA/ESRINemailItaly
Counet, PaulEUMETSAT
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
Muchoney, DouglasFAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Camara, GilbertoGEO
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Ramage, Stevenemail
Heipke, ChristianISPRS
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Trinder, JohnemailAustralia
Friedl, LawrenceNASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Doorn, Bradleyemail
Volz, StephenNOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Gevorgyan, Janaemail
Haudong, GuoRADI
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Liu, Jieemail
Liang, Dongemail
Mlisa, AndiswaSANSA
South African National Space Agency
emailSouth Africa
Saloojee, Imraanemail
Quirk, BruceUSGS
U.S. Geological Survey




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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