Geo Message (September 2011)


Travel Bursary to SSSC

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute's Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission are offering a Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Postgraduate Student Travel Bursary to attend the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference to be held in Wellington, New Zealand on 21-25 November 2011. This is a unique opportunity to attend a high quality conference in Surveying and Spatial Sciences organized by the SSSI. 

The travel bursary is to the value of $1500 and is to be used to cover conference registration costs, travel (e.g. airfare) and accommodation. 


EOIs are to be emailed along with any questions to John Trinder no later than COB Friday 28 October 2011. Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested.


Upcoming Events

Call for Abstracts for the Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and the 16th Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference  (16th ARSPC) which will be held during the ISPRS Congress.

The following message has been distributed by the Organizing Committee and has been added to this message for your information.

The online submission system for abstracts is now open. The deadline for submission of abstracts of papers for presentation at the ISPRS 2012 Congress is Monday, 24 October 2011.

An abstract must be submitted for all papers, including plenary and invited papers, papers by young authors, oral and poster presentations, and full papers that will be submitted to the double blind, peer review process. All papers accepted for presentation will have the associated abstract published in the Book of Abstracts distributed at the ISPRS 2012 Congress.

For the double blind, peer review process (Technical Commissions II, III, IV and VII only), you must ensure that the full paper is submitted no later than 16 January 2012. Papers submitted by this date will be peer reviewed and published in the International Annals of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Late papers may be accepted to be published in the non-peer reviewed International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. For the review by abstract only, full papers submitted no later than 16 April 2012 will be included in the International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing or the Proceedings of 16ARSPC.

Authors should note that every paper submitted must have one unique registration for the paper to be included in the published proceedings. A participant may be the co-author of multiple papers, however each author may present only one paper at the Congress, except for those authors of plenary and invited papers or papers submitted to Technical Commission VI. Payment of the registration fee by the Presenting Author must be made prior to the deadline of 30 April 2012.

A broad overview of the technical program is available on the Congress website and the detailed schedule of presentations in the technical program will be available from April 2012.

If you have any questions regarding the technical program or presentations, please contact me at

If you have any general queries regarding the conference, venue, registration, transport, accommodation or visas, please visit the web site or contact the conference organiser, ICMS, at

I look forward to a very successful technical program based on excellent papers and presentations. I am sure your paper and presentation will be of interest and value to the participants at the 22nd Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the 16th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference. On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I look forward to your participation.

Prof. Mark Shortis

Technical Program Director 



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