ISPRS SC Membership

Statutes, Article III

Section 1. Classes of Membership

Membership in the Consortium shall be classified in the following categories: Individual, Organization, and Honorary Member. Membership is obtained by submitting a Consortium Member application to the Board of the Consortium. Membership becomes effective after approval by the Board. Members with approved application are eligible to participate in all Consortium activities, subject to any limitations on their membership type described in this Article III.

Section 2. Individual Member

An Individual Member, i.e. a student pursuing undergraduate, master’s or doctorate (PhD) degrees or a young professional, is an individual involved in the science and engineering disciplines associated with imaging and geospatial information and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the Consortium applicable to Individual Members, including the right to vote.

Section 3. Organization Member

Organization Member is either a student organization or an accredited organization, involved in education and/or research in the science and engineering disciplines associated with imaging and geospatial information. An Organization Member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the Consortium applicable to Individual Members, except the right to vote and have its representatives hold office. An applicant for admission as an Organization Member shall file with the Board of the Consortium a signed statement of concern for, and involvement in, the vision, mission, and core values of the Consortium by completing an application form. Completion of the form shall constitute fulfilment of admission requirements.

Section 4. Honorary Member

An Honorary Member is an individual of high professional standing within the Society or within a sister society. An Honorary Member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the Consortium applicable to Individual Members, except the right to vote. Candidates for Honorary Membership may be proposed by any individual member of the Consortium, and must be approved by the ISPRS Council before Honorary Members are elected by the Consortium at its meeting at the ISPRS Congress. A maximum of two Honorary Members may be elected at any Congress. Proposals shall summarize the accomplishments of the candidate and be submitted to the President of the Consortium at least one year before the next ISPRS Congress. Proposals shall be reviewed by the Board of the Consortium. Honorary Members shall have the right to attend all meetings of the Consortium.

Section 5. Membership Termination

Membership may be terminated in any of the following ways:
a. Any member desiring to resign from the Consortium shall submit their resignation in writing to the Board of the Consortium.
b. Any member who does not maintain his/her qualifications for membership or honor the terms of his/her membership agreement shall be subject to immediate termination by the Board of the Consortium.
c. Any member may be separated for any other reason not described in Section 5(b) of this Article III by a two‐thirds vote of the Board of the Consortium present at a duly convened Board meeting. The member shall have the opportunity to respond to the separation decision to the Board. The Board shall make a final decision on the member’s membership status after hearing the member’s response by a majority vote of the Board present at a duly convened Board meeting, and this decision of the Board shall be final.