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The direction and management of the Society, including the conduct of its technical and scientific program, is undertaken through the following components: the Congress, the General Assembly, the Council, the Financial Commission, the Technical Commissions and the Sustaining Members Committee.
The scientific activities of the Society are entrusted to and conducted by five Technical Commissions and their Working Groups. The General Assembly, at every quadrennial Congress, (a) elects five Ordinary Members which will host the five Commissions, and (b) approves Resolutions which provide direction for the scientific activities to be undertaken.

  1. The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the Society for all decisions and it determines the general policy of the Society. The General Assembly consists of Delegates and Representatives of the Ordinary, Associate, Regional Member organizations plus Council, Financial Commission and Honorary Members of the Society.
  2. The Council includes the President, the Congress Director, the Past President, the Vice-President, the Secretary General and the Treasurer. The Council conducts the affairs of the Society in the interval between meetings of the General Assembly in accordance with the Statutes and Bylaws and with the decisions and directives of the General Assembly and of Congress. A meeting of the Council is convened at least once each year.
  3. The Congress consists of all the photogrammetrists and remote sensing specialists present who are affiliated with a Member organization and others who have been invited. The Congress convenes every four years. The Congress site is selected by the General Assembly from proposals made by Members. Arrangements for all activities at the Congress are the responsibility of the Congress Director who is nominated by the Member which hosts the Congress.
  4. The five Technical Commissions are responsible for scientific work of the Society. Each of the Commissions is entrusted for a four year term to an Ordinary Member through election by the General Assembly. The scientific activities of each Commission are defined by Terms of reference in the Society Bylaws and by quadrennial Resolutions which are approved by the General Assembly. Commissions form Working Groups to address varoius aspects of its scientific activity. Each Commission is responsible to organize an International Symposium in the second year between Congresses. Each Working Group is to be composed of international scientists and experts and is expected to convene at least once each year between congresses.


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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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