Symposium on Cross-Border Education for Global Geo-Information of ISPRS-Mid-Term-Commission-VI, Enschede, Netherlands, 2 - 04 June 2010, vol.38, pp.32-37
A new period started in ISPRS with the establishment of the official student and young professional body in the year of 2004; ISPRS Student Consortium (SC). SC has become a recognized structure of the society within the years. It is now a worldwide communication platform for students, young researchers and professionals within the fields of ISPRS. Various activities took place as it mission to provide a platform for exchange of information and organize student-specific events and other actions that integrate students and youth more effectively into ISPRS. The flame of youth was brought to the XXI ISPRS Congress Beijing in 2008. In addition to a number scientific and technical events dedicated to youth in the Beijing Congress, SC Assembly was held where statues of Student Consortium was voted and accepted. With the beginning of the new term, SC Board Members, Regional Coordinators and ISPRS TC VI/5 organized a number of technical activities and attended several events in international, regional and national levels in different continents, to promote SC and its mission. The volunteered members have been working to improve and extend the outputs such as high quality annual newsletter and public related materials and developing a well structured SC website. It organized the 4th annual Summer School in Warsaw, Poland in 2009, a SC Conference and co-organized workshops in Latin America with WGVI/5. Several activities were organized and ISPRS SC was presented by members in different student and professional organizations such as Asian Remote Sensing Society and United Kingdom Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, International Geodetic Students Meeting, German Spoken Countries Student Society. In addition to these, SC has put in attention to increase the synergy and the participation of the young generation within ISPRS while maintaining its fundamental role. A number of the ISPRS TC Midterm symposiums in 2010 are targeted to increase the participation and activity of youth. This paper focuses to the continuous development in the organization, evaluates the activity and implementation of work plans between the years 2008-2010. In the final stage, it looks to the overall picture with ideas and further steps should be taken for the future of ISPRS SC.