7 August 2009. Following a meeting between the President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Orhan Altan, and ESPI’s Director, the two organisations will hold a joint workshop on policy and regulatory aspects of satellite remote sensing in April 2010 at ESPI in Vienna.
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications (homepage here). The Society's scientific interests include photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems and related disciplines, as well as applications in cartography, geodesy, surveying, natural, Earth and engineering sciences, and environmental monitoring and protection. It is composed of around 100 national and regional institutions covering all continents.
ISPRS and ESPI, joined by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), now plan to hold a two-day workshop on policy and regulatory aspects of satellite remote sensing at ESPI on 8-9 April 2010. This workshop will focus on two highly topical issues: treaty monitoring and law enforcement through satellite remote sensing as well as privacy conflicts resulting from high resolution images. On ISPRS’ side the organisation of the workshop will be lead by Rainer Sandau, Chairman of the Society’s International Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC). Meeting with the President of ISPRS, Orhan Altan, Professor at the Technical University of Istanbul, ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl expressed his appreciation that ESPI will have the opportunity to conduct this joint activity with the leading international organisation in the field of remote sensing applications.
ISPRS President Orhan Altan (with the ESPI publication "Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Space") and ESPI Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl