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Scientific Advisory Committees

Executive Chairman

Prof. Ioannis Gitas
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Section Chairs

Section A: New Platforms and Sensors

Adjunct Professor Vincent Ambrosia, Senior Research Scientist / Adjunct Faculty, California State University - Monterey Bay, co-located at: NASA-Ames Research Center, MS 245-4, Bld. 245, Rm. 128, P.O. Box 1, Moffett Field, California, 94035 USA

Prof. Alexander Braun, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queens's University, Miller Hall, 520 Bruce Wing, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

Section B: Big data Handling

Prof. Mingnin Chi, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Data Science, School of Computer Science, Fudan University, 314-2 Computer Building, 825 Zhang Heng Road, Shanghai 201203, China

Prof. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Prof. Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Photogrammetry and Image Analysis Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Weßling, Germany

Section C: New Image Analysis Approaches

Dr. Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004, route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Dr. Sangram Ganguly, NASA Ames Research Center and Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Bldg. 19, Suite 2031, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA

Section D: Applications

Prof. Mario Caetano, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and DGT, Portugal

Dr. Igor Savin, V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Agrarian-Technological Institute of RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

Section E: Product Validation

Prof. Jing M. Chen, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jesus San Miguel, European Commission, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Section F: Operational Applications and Services

Prof. Iain H. Woodhouse, Edinburgh Earth Observatory, School of GeoSciences, UK

Section G: Recent Trends in UAV Remote Sensing

Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology

Scientific Committees


Prof. Norman Kerle

Department of Earth Systems Analysis (ESA)
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


Prof. Kevin Tansey

GIS & Remote Sensing Group
Dept. of Geography
University of Leicester, UK

Dr. Yuliya Tarabalka

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004, route des Lucioles
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France


Dr. Francesco Nex

Department of Earth Observation Science (EOS)

ITC Faculty, University of Twente PO Box 217

7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands


Prof. Clive Oppenheimer

Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Downing Place
Cambridge CB2 3EN

Prof. Gui-Song Xia

State Key Lab. LIESMARS,

Wuhan University

No.129, Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China

Prof. Daniele Riccio

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Engineering
University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Dr. Chandra Giri

Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Branch
Office of Research and Development
United States Environmental Protection Agency, NC, USA