Regional and International Education Programs

Our Mission

ISPRS Working group V/2 aims to promote and develop cross-border educational services, knowledge dissemination and know how sharing.

To achieve this goal, the WG will:

  • promote the inventory & evaluation of potential joint National, Regional and International educational programs (JEPs);
  • develop core curricula & educational modules, and highlight best practices for joint education programs;
  • define what are Local, National and Regional stakeholders seem to find best to their interest for cooperation;
  • continue its effort on nurturing the young generation by organizing student-specific events and other actions that integrate youth into ISPRS more effectively;
  • disseminate new educational theories, methodologies and advanced technologies through new curricula designed by the Commission;
  • deal with the needs of students and professionals (engineers, technicians etc.) that crave for some updates on new and modern up-to-date systems and processing techniques.

WG V/2 disseminates educational content, develops novel educational components of training and education in photogrammetry and remote sensing, organizes joint workshops, symposium and prepares recommendations.

Working Group Officers


Maria Grazia D’Urso, ChairMaria Grazia D’Urso
University of Bergamo
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Viale Marconi,5
24044 Dalmine (Bergamo)
+39 035 2052024
+39 035 2052095



Xian Guo, Co-ChairXian Guo
School of Geomatics and Urban Spatial Informatics
Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Beijing 100044
+86 15972045629



Eduard Angelats , Co-ChairEduard Angelats
Researcher Geomatics Research Unit
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Building B4 08860
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 7
+34 93 645 29 00



Maurizio Gibin, SecretaryMaurizio Gibin
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
Department of Geography
University College London
North West Wing
+44 20 3108 1099


Terms of Reference

  •  Further support of existing ISPRS initiated projects collaborative education programs in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information, Mapping at Universities.
  • Support, promote, stimulate and initiate international collaborative education programs dissemination efforts such as: seminars, tutorials, workshops, symposia, e-bulletins and other mechanisms & tools, in various levels aimed at: Researchers, PhD, MA, Undergraduate, Engineers, Technicians and other professionals.
  • Cooperate with other working groups within Commission V and other ISPRS commissions, on how to synchronize the efforts and how to cooperate in launching seminars and workshops.
  • Initiate and support: e-learning and remote teaching activities; development and integration of high-tech elements and tools in teaching and training.
  • Cooperating with other Geo-societies on issues of: common themes and goals. mobilizing lecturers; adopting efficient ways for planning and running the seminars; and how to share and cut expenses.
  • Cooperate with regional universities, organizations, and societies in order to stimulate them to cooperate, provide facilities, share local know how and offer a base for future further cooperation.
  • Search for universities and individuals that will reiterate the WG Seminars and collaborative education programs dissemination in other regions.
  • Dissemination of methodical recommendations, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in the fields related to geo-sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information etc.).
  • Dissemination of innovative courses and techniques for writing Master and PhD's thesis proposal, and academic writing.
  • Dissemination of innovative educational courses on teaching and aimed at young university teachers working in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information.

WG V/2








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.

Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover