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ISPRS TC I Symposium Facilitates BRICS Collaboration in Remote Sensing Applications

The ISPRS TC I Symposium on Intelligent Sensing and Remote Sensing Application, a pivotal event in the field of remote sensing, convened from May 13 to 17, 2024, in Changsha, China. In an unprecedented move, a side event was organized on May 14, 2024, aimed at bolstering collaboration among BRICS nations and fostering advancements in remote sensing technology for the benefit of member countries.

The Commission III and the ISPRS ICWG III/IVa (Disaster Management) actively engaged in vibrant discussions, exchanged ideas and laid the groundwork for future partnerships. This side event aimed to address pressing challenges, enhance disaster management capabilities, share data, and drive sustainable development initiatives by harnessing the collective expertise of BRICS nations.

This landmark side event underscored the importance of international cooperation in addressing complex challenges and harnessing the full potential of remote sensing for the betterment of society.


Weilian Li
May 15, 2024


GeoAI for LiDAR Remote Sensing Workshop Unlocks Insights

In a groundbreaking event hosted by Nanjing Normal University and co-organized by the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Shaoxing University, the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) ICWG III/IVa, and the International Cartographic Association (ICA), experts, researchers, and practitioners converged to explore the intersection of geospatial data and artificial intelligence (AI). This workshop was held on 5 April 2024 at the Department of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, China. The focus was on leveraging AI techniques to extract valuable insights from LiDAR remote sensing data.

Participants engaged in talks, presentations, and interactive sessions, discussing state-of-the-art AI techniques, innovative applications, and best practices. The workshop aimed to foster collaboration, identify research directions, and unlock LiDAR’s full potential through artificial intelligence.

Weilian Li
May 13, 2024


2024 ISPRS Educational and Capacity Initiatives

ISPRS ICWG III/IVa Disaster Working Group is delighted to announce that our proposal titled “Empowering Education and Capacity Building with a Focus on Natural Disasters through GeoAI and Computer Vision” has been approved by the ISPRS Council. The initiative will be generously funded with CHF 10,000.

The proposed project aims to advance ISPRS's educational and capacity-building goals by focusing on integrating cutting-edge technologies in photogrammetry, GeoAI, digital twinning, digital infrastructure, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences. This initiative seeks to empower ISPRS members with the latest knowledge and skills through targeted funding, enhancing their proficiency and expertise in these critical areas and connecting academics, private sectors, and governments. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation, the project will elevate ISPRS's international standing in education and training and directly benefit all members of the Society.

 We are grateful for this support and look forward to advancing our project to enhance education and build capacities in the realm of natural disasters using cutting-edge GeoAI and computer vision technologies.

Weilian Li
January 12, 2024


ISPRS Working Group ICWG III/IVa Reviews Progress, Achievements, Challenges, and Future Plans

On July 26, 2023, a significant meeting was held for ISPRS Working Group ICWG III/IVa, aimed at reviewing its progress, celebrating achievements, addressing challenges, and outlining future plans. The gathering was attended by distinguished individuals, including Prof. Laurent Polidori, President of ISPRS Technical Commission III, along with Prof. Saeid Pirasteh, Prof. Masood Varshosaz, Prof. Fabiola D. Yépez-Rincón, Dr. Weilian Li, and Dr. Nelly Lucero Ramírez Serrato.

At the heart of the meeting, Prof. Saeid Pirasteh, the group's chair, presented a comprehensive overview of the significant accomplishments the team has achieved thus far. Additionally, he outlined the visionary objectives that will guide the group's endeavors in the future. The exemplary work of the group was met with great satisfaction and appreciation from Prof. Laurent Polidori, who expressed his enthusiasm for the group's potential to foster scientific communication between Working Groups III and IV as an Inter-Commission Working Group.

The meeting provided a platform for in-depth exchanges on project applications, encouraging meaningful discussions and collaboration among all participants.

Moving forward, the ISPRS Working Group ICWG III/IVa is poised to make substantial contributions to the field, building upon its achievements and embracing new challenges with determination and innovation.

With the dedication and expertise of its members, the group remains committed to advancing the shared goals of ISPRS and leaving a lasting impact on the scientific community.

The participants left the meeting inspired and eager to continue their journey of knowledge dissemination, exploration, and progress.

Overall, the meeting served as a testament to the group's commitment to excellence and its role in driving positive change within the ISPRS community and beyond.

Weilian Li
July 27, 2023


News for SELPER event 2022

The XX SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL SELPER «LA GEOINFORMACIÓN AL SERVICIO DE UN FUTURO SOSTENIBLE PARA LA SOCIEDAD» was conducted on October 26 to 28 in Monterrey, Mexico, by Professor Fabiola Yépez, the Co-Chair of the ISPRS-III/IVa (Disaster Management) WG, and her SELPER team management. This hybrid event, financed by ESA and EOTEC, additionally had a Training course-Remote Sensing applications to floods, droughts and fires. It hosted about 280 participants,

The inaugural speech regarding SDG-17 was made by Professor Adam/Saied Pirasteh, the Chair of the ISPRS-III/IVa (Disaster Management) WG, and he stress on collaboration between ISPRS and SELPER and support the SELPER International and SELPER Mexico.

For more information, click here »

Weilian Li
November 12, 2022


SELPER 2022, Mexico, Inauguration Speech

The XX SELPER International Symposium, "The geoinformation service for a sustainable future for society," was held from October 26 to 28, 2022, in Monterrey, Nuevo León. México. This event covers well-being, equity and public health, environmental pollution, biodiversity, cover and land use, infrastructure (housing, transport, energy, water), water resources management, adaptation and mitigation to climate change, natural or anthropogenic risks, territory management (municipalities, migration, economy), and innovation and emerging technologies. Professor Adam/Saied Pirasteh, the Chair of ISPRS-III/IVa (Disaster Management) WG, delivered his speech at the conference inauguration and stressed SDG-17 and how ISPRS-III/IVa activities extend supporting collaboration with Mexico.

To watch the speech, click here »

Weilian Li
November 5, 2022


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