Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
***** GSW 2019 in Enschede, the Netherlands – June 10-14, 2019 *****
Council would like to inform the ISPRS community that the Director of the Geospatial Week 2019, Hussein Abdulmuttalib from Dubai Municipality, has asked ISPRS to postpone the meeting in Dubai to 2021, putting it under the patronage of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, UAE.
In the wake of this development, ISPRS invited the University of Twente which narrowly lost the bid against Dubai Municipality last September, to host GSW 2019 in Enschede with George Vosselman as Director. The University of Twente has accepted this offer and will organise the Geospatial Week from June 10-14, 2019. More details will be available soon.
At the same time, ISPRS has agreed to tentatively consider Dubai as the location of GSW 2021.
Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa
five-year programme of the International Council for Science (ICSU), implemented in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), that aims to generate solutions-oriented knowledge required to address complex sustainability challenges in Africa and to increase participation of the African scientific community in the global research programmes Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, and Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment.
Call for pre-proposals: Pathways towards Sustainable African Urban Development
Deadline: 14 May 2018 (18:00 CET)
ICSU in partnership with NASAC and the ISSC has opened a call for pre-proposals to identify collaborative research projects across Africa that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa. 35 pre-proposals will be selected to attend a training event on inter- and trans-disciplinary research, which will take place on 3-7 September 2018 (place tbc). Participants of the training will then be given about two and half months to submit full proposals. In February 2019 up to eleven collaborative research projects across Africa will be funded to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years.
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Education and Capacity Building Initiatives 2018
Promoting Early Career Researchers
In today’s digital era, data-enabled scientific research cannot fully benefit society without scrupulous data stewardship. The pressing challenges faced by the planet and humankind require discipline-integrated research and sound science-driven policies that are critically dependent on trusted scientific data. The World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) supports long-term stewardship of quality-assured scientific data and data services across a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. The WDS Data Stewardship Awardhighlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.
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The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) seeks volunteers for its Fund-Raising Committee
The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is a public charity formed to administer an extensive and broadly-based international program that, through the raising of funds, shall provide grants, scholarships, awards, training supplies and other forms of scientific assistance to qualified individuals and organizations who are pursuing and/or applying knowledge for advancing the sciences and technologies associated with the disciplines embodied by the ISPRS, especially to support those in developing countries and regions. See http://www.isprs.org/foundation/foundation/default.aspx for more details.
The biggest challenge for most non-profits is to raise sufficient funds to accomplish their goals. TIF wants to grow so that it can offer assistance to more individuals and organizations from more countries. In order to address this effectively and directly, TIF is making changes to its committee structure and is forming a Fund-Raising Committee. We are looking for volunteers to join this committee! You need to be excited by what ISPRS is doing and must identify enthusiastically with TIFâ€™s goals. You should have a large network of contacts, including people at high levels in organizations who may be willing to give funds to TIF, if they are approached in a suitable and informative fashion. You should be energetic, imaginative, and willing to engage with potential donors as an ambassador of TIF. You must be able to bounce back if an organization is reluctant! We are looking for committee members from all over the world. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in the
ISPRS Midterm Symposia 2018
||July 31, 2018
||Riva del Garda, Italy
||March 19, 2018
||March 19, 2018
||Delft, The Netherlands
||July 31, 2018
||Sept 30, 2018
Interested persons should complete the online application form