ISPRS - Technical Commission VI 2004-2008

Education and Outreach


Kohei Cho, PresidentKohei Cho
Department of Network and Computer Engineering
Tokai University
2-28-4 Tomigaya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0063
+ 813-34672211 ext.361
+ 813-34854976



Mitsunori Yoshimura, SecretaryMitsunori Yoshimura
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan
Roppongi First Bldg.12F,1-9-9, Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032


Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of education and training at fundamental, advanced and professional levels (WG1, 3),
  • Promotion of technology transfer, considering regional needs and resources (WG3),
  • Computer-assisted teaching and training, and distance learning (WG1, 2),
  • Innovative techniques for information dissemination on the Internet (WG4),
  • Promotion of student consortium and innovative outreach activities (WG5),
  • Assistance of the Council in promotion of ISPRS activities in the regions (WG3),
  • Quality enhancement of content and format of ISPRS publications and Internet web site (WG4).


WG VI/1 - Educational Frameworks and Methodologies

Henrik Haggren

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Otakaari 1 F
FIN 02150 Espoo
+358 9 451 3900
+358 9 465 077

Anders Boberg

KTH Infrastructure
Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry
SE-100 44 Stockholm
+46-8-790 7347
+46-8-790 7343

Paula Curvelo

Laboratório de Novas Tecnologias - LabNT
Campus de Campolide
1070-312 Lisboa
+351 21 387 04 13
+351 21 387 21 40
WG VI/1  Terms of Reference
  • Investigation, evaluation, and clarification of national and international frameworks of education in terms of legislation and accreditation
  • Assessment of methodologies for optimizing various ways of education including school education, life-long education, re-education of senior engineers, and international exchange in education
  • Promotion of scientific publications in our fields and collection and dissemination of respective bibliographic information
  • Development of connections with international organizations such as FIG, ICA, UN for investigating and evaluating the international frameworks on education


WG VI/2 - E-learning

Gerhard Konig

Geoinformatics and Cartography Secretariat EB 9
Technical University of Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin
+49- 30-314-23338

Mark Shortis

Science, Engineering and Technology
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne 3001
+61 3 9925 9628
+61 3 9925 2518

Christiane Katterfeld

University of Hannover
Appelstr. 9a
30167 Hannover
+ 49-511-76219369
+ 49-511-7622780

CATCON Coordinator
Shashikant Sharma

Near CH-0 circle
Indulal Yagnik Marg
Gandhinagar - 382 007, Gujarat
+ 91 79 23213090
+ 91 79 2321 3091
WG VI/2  Terms of Reference
  • Collection, analysis, dissemination and promotion of material, software and data (hardcopy and/or softcopy) for e-learning including computer assisted teaching and distance learning.
  • Investigation of the role of e-Learning in modern education and training such as material, methodologies and tools.
  • Assessment and evaluation of highly interactive multimedia materials and their use in tertiary level courses in remote sensing, photogrammetry and SIS.
  • Organization of the software contest CATCON for promotion and dissemination of free educational software.


WG VI/3 - International Cooperation and Capacity Building

Sjaak J.J. Beerens

Director External Affairs
Int.Inst.for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
P.O. Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede,
The Netherlands
+ 31 53 4874225
+ 31 53 4874200

Xiaoyong Chen

RS&GIS Field of Study,
School of Advanced Technologies
Asian Institute of Technology(AIT)
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
+ 66-(0)2-524-6407
+ 66-(0)2-524-5597

Regional Coord. - South America
Osmar Gustavo Wohl Coelho

Av. Unisinos, 950
Caixa Postal 275
93022-000 - São Leopoldo - RS
+ 55 51 590 3333 ext.1738
+ 55 51 590 8177

Regional Coord. - Southern Africa
Musisi Mkambwe

University of Botswana
Department of Environmental Science
Private Bag 0022

Regional Coord. - Middle Africa
Olajide Kufoniyi

Director, RECTAS
P.M.B. 5545
Off Road 1, O.A.U.
Campus lle-lfe
+ 234-08037251141
+ 234 8056168292

Regional Coord. - Middle East
Sultan AlSultan

Advisory committee
Ministry of Higher Eduction
Riyadh 11153
Saudi Arabia
+966 14419918

GEO Point of Contact
Imraan Salojee

GEO Secretariat
7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case Postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
+ 41 (0)227308429
+ 41 (0)22 7308520

CEOS Point of Contact
Chu Ishida

Satellite Application Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)
1-6-5 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-8260
+813 35169107/ +813 62219002
+813 35169160/ +81362219191
WG VI/3  Terms of Reference
  • Development of connections with international organizations such as CEOS for wider promotion of education in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and SIS.
  • Development of matrices of joint activities on capacity building, including technology transfer and training, with ISPRS Regional Members and other international organizations such as UN, especially for developing countries.
  • Identification of channels for international cooperation in technology transfer and training and stimulation of international and regional organizations to support and fund activities promoted by ISPRS (in co-operation with the Council).
  • Assessment of restrictions to international collaboration in capacity building resulting from national and regional legal educational frameworks (in terms of accreditation and certification) and ways to address them.
  • Collaboration with WG I/6 on technology transfer related to small satellites


WG VI/4 - Internet Resources and Datasets

Tuan-chih Chen

China Institute of Technologyn
13-1, Lane 12, Yen-Ping Road
Taoyuan 330

Koki Iwao

Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Grid Technology Research Center
Tsukuba Central 2, Umezono 1-1-1, Tsukuba
WG VI/4  Terms of Reference
  • Identification, collection, evaluation and dissemination of information on Internet resources, and datasets which are useful for education in the field of remote sensing, photogrammetry and spatial information sciences.
  • Identification, promotion, and organization (in cooperation with educational and research institutions) of educational material (courses, tutorials, glossaries etc.) in electronic form.
  • Assessment and evaluation of the ISPRS web site for further enhancement.


WG VI/5 - Promotion of the Profession to Students (Student Consortium)

Mojca Kosmatin Fras

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
Jamova cesta 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 4768552
+386 1 4768545

Zhu Qing

LIESMARS of Wuhan University
P.O. Box C310
129 LuoYu Road,
Wuhan, Hubei, 430079
P.R. China
+ 86-27-68778322
+ 86-27-68778322

Student Consortium Coordinator
Krzysztof Stereńczak

SC newsletter Editor-in-Chief,
Regional student coordinator (Europe)
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Faculty of Forestry,
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02-787 Warszawa

Anka Lisec

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
Jamova cesta 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 4768560
+386 1 4250704

Student Consortium Coordinator
Cemal Özgür Kıvılcım

Student Coordinator-in-Chief
Istanbul Technical University
+90 535 562 81 03

Student Consortium Coordinator
Gregor Stavbar

SC newsletter editor, webmaster
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering,
Jamova 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Student Consortium Coordinator
Sultan Kocaman

ETH Hönggerberg
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
CH-8093 Zurich
+ 41-1-6336145
+ 41-1-633 1101

Student Consortium Coordinator
Yong Zhang

Summer School 2008 Student Coordinator
Nanjing Normal University,
College of Geographical Sciences,
210046 Nanjing, Jiang SU Province
+86 1367 513 1473

Student Consortium Coordinator
Mohammed Elmontsar Eltahir

Regional student coordinator (Africa)
Department of Science & Technology – ITN
Advanced Computer Graphics Group
Linköpings Universitet,
+46 76 2068906

Student Consortium Coordinator
Kyaw Sann Oo

Regional student coordinator (Asia)
WG VI/5  Terms of Reference
  • Promotion and support of international student activities including the ISPRS Student Consortium.
  • Encouragement of active participation of students, especially undergraduate students, in ISPRS events and promotion of reduced fees and stipend for their participation.
  • Collection and maintenance of a database on persons who are involved in the promotion of the profession to students, including the members of ISPRS Student Consortium and educators.


Special Interest Group - "Technology Transfer Caravan"

Armin Gruen

ETH Hönggerberg
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
CH-8093 Zurich
+ 41-1-633 3038
+ 41-1-633 1101

Shunji Murai

I4-21-9 Mejirodai, Hachioji
Tokyo 193-0833
+ 81-426-63-0858
+ 81-426-63-0858

Lal Samarakoon

Geoinformatics Center
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O.Box 4
Luang Klong, Pathumthani
+ 66-2-524 6487
+ 66-2-524 6147
Special Interest Group  Terms of Reference
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology by initiating and organizing seminars, tutorials and workshops with special consideration of the needs of developing countries.
  • Development of teaching material for mobile, caravan-type teaching and training projects.
  • Initiation and support of e-learning and remote teaching activities with focus on integration of high-tech elements in teaching and training.
  • Support of events with strong participation of young scientists and students.
  • Solicitation of support from potential sponsors (system manufacturers, government agencies, NGO/ NPOs, foundations etc.) for the projects and activities.




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