ISPRS - Technical Commission VI 2000-2004

Education and Communications


Tania Maria Sausen, PresidentTania Maria Sausen
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Coordenaçåo de Ensino Documentaçåo e Programas Especiais
Av. dos astronautas, 1758 - Jardim da Granja - C.P. 515
CEP 12201-970 Såo José dos Campos - SP
+55 12 3945 6862
+55 12 3945 6870



João Ávila, SecretaryJoão Ávila
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Av. dos astronautas, 1758 - Jardim da Granja - C.P. 515
CEP 12201-970 - São José dos Campos - SP
+55 12 3945 6864
+55 12 3945 6870


Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of education and training at fundamental, advanced and professional levels
  • Promotion of technology transfer, taking into account regional needs and resources
  • Development of computer-assisted teaching and training, and distance learning
  • Development and promotion of communications with and between members and other international organizations through the Internet and other appropriate electronic means


WG VI/1 - Education and Training

Emmanuel Baltsavias

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
ETH Hoenggerberg
CH-8093 Zurich
+41 - 1 - 633 30 42
+41 - 1 - 633 11 01

Theodoros Bouloucos

Hengelosestraat 99
P.O. Box 6
7500 AA Enschede
The Netherlands
+31 (0)53 487 43 52
+31 (0)53 48743 35

Jana Niederoest

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
ETH Hoenggerberg
CH-8093 Zurich
+41 - 1 - 633 30 55
+41 - 1 - 633 11 01
WG VI/1  Terms of Reference
  • Identification and promotion of educational and training opportunities, taking into account the regional needs
  • Identification, promotion and organization (in co-operation with educational and research institutions) of educational material (courses, tutorials, glossaries etc.), especially in electronic form
  • Collection and dissemination of information on higher level education
  • Organisation of educational and training activities, especially at ISPRS events and with the co-operation of ISPRS members
  • Promotion of scientific publications in our fields and collection and dissemination of respective bibliographic information
  • Co-operation with firms, esp. Sustaining Members, for training at technical level (e.g. operators) and support of educational and training activities in developing countries
  • Co-operation with international Spatial Information Societies, UN, and other relevant organizations on education and training
  • Stimulating the development of materials for promoting ISPRS scientific and professional activities in elementary and secondary education


WG VI/2 - Computer Assisted Teaching

Mark Shortis

Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Faculty of Engineering
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne 3001
+61 3 9925 4846
+61 3 9925 4343

Pierre Grussenmeyer

National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg (INSA Strasbourg)
Photogrammetry & Geomatics Group
24, Boulevard de la Victoire
67084 STRASBOURG Cedex
+33 388 14 4733
+33.388 24 1490
WG VI/2  Terms of Reference
  • Collection, analysis, dissemination and promotion of material, software and data (hardcopy and/or softcopy) for computer assisted teaching
  • Investigation of the role of computer assisted teaching in modern education and training such as material, methodologies and tools
  • Assessment and evaluation of highly interactive multimedia material and the transformation of tertiary level courses in remote sensing, photogrammetry and SIS


WG VI/3 - International Cooperation and Technology Transfer

Ulrike Karin Rivett

Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Cape Town
Snape Building, Room 34
Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701
South Africa
+ 27 21 650 4213
+ 27 21 689 7471

Tamara Bellone

DIGET, Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
JI-10129 Torino
+39 011 5647709
+39 011 564 7699
WG VI/3  Terms of Reference
  • Development of matrices of joint activities with ISPRS Rgional Members and other international organizations
  • Development of activities to foster relationships between Regional Member organizations and the relevant WGs
  • Development of connections with international organizations to urge the wider promotion and use of photogrammetry, remote sensing, SIS and related disciplines
  • Further development of international co-operation and public relations for ISPRS professions and stimulation of young professionals for co-operation in ISPRS activities
  • Identification of channels for international co-operation in education and stimulation of international and regional organisations to support and fund activities promoted by ISPRS (in co-operation with the Council)
  • Identification and use of support mechanisms addressing needs for technology transfer, i.e. knowledge transfer and improvement of the infrastructure, especially in developing countries
  • Establish links and liaise with the International Space University (ISU)


WG VI/4 - Internet Resources and Distance learning

Sanjay Kumar

Centre for Spatial Database Management & Solutions
G4, Sector 39, Noida, U.P.
201 301
+91 -118 -4579332

Carlos Patillo

Centro de Percepcion Remota and SIG
Av. 11 de Septiembre 2155-A Of. 902
Santiago CP 690-44-11
(562) 334 3923
(562) 946 0302

Ravi Gupta

Centre for Spatial Database Management & Solutions
A-13, Sector 22, Noida, U.P.
201 301
+91 -118 -4527044
WG VI/4  Terms of Reference
  • Development of Education Forum through Internet about remote sensing, SIS and photogrammetry in cooperation with WG VI/1
  • Identification and provide links to sources of geospatial data and accessibility through Internet Map Server Applications
  • Development and maintenance Web Directory about Tutorials on Remote Sensing, SIS and Photogrammetry
  • Development of Technical Guides for Distance Learning and implementation through Internet
  • Maintenance of ISPRS Internet guidelines
  • Identification and dissemination of RS, SIS and photogrammetry applications provided on Internet
  • Co-operation with WG IV/8, II/3 and II/6



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