ISPRS SC Student Chapters

An ISPRS SC Student Chapter is a group of registered Consortium members that supports the ISPRS SC in pursuing its mission and vision at the local level. Student Chapters may come from universities or local scientific communities in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science. These Student Chapters are envisioned to strengthen local professional networks and connect these networks to the Consortium and ISPRS, to provide a platform for members coming from the same region or university to meet and share knowledge and to further promote the activities of the ISPRS SC by organizing and leading events for the youth.

Requirements:

  1. The proposed chapter must be comprised of a minimum of 12 ISPRS SC registered members, who will be considered as the founding members of the chapter. An official document containing the full names and signatures of all chapter members and a duly accomplished form must be submitted to the ISPRS SC Board of Directors. Registered members are individuals who already signed up and verified their accounts in the ISPRS SC website. The Board of Directors will confirm the names listed in the application form in the ISPRS SC Members Database, so please make sure that the information listed in the application form corresponds to the details provided during the registration
  2. An official name is required for the chapter and at least two valid contact information
  3. The proposed chapter must have a potential Advisor, preferably a member of ISPRS, such as a faculty or one of their country’s organizations on photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information science
  4. The proposed chapter must have a Board comprised of the Student Chapter Lead and Co-Lead
  5. The proposed Student Chapter must submit a work plan indicating proposed activities and engagement in the ISPRS SC.
  6. Approval of the ISPRS SC board and Advisory Committee.

Benefits:

1. Priority for ISPRS SC Funding

Opportunity to receive funding from the ISPRS SC for summer schools and other activities that are relevant and timely. These activities must also be supported by local organizers and other external sponsors. Kindly take note that the request for funding must be made by October 31 every year for activities to be hosted the following year and sent to the President of the ISPRS SC. The selection for funding will be based on three main criteria: (1) geographic location – priority will be given to areas where ISPRS SC has not yet hosted any events, (2) objectives of the activity to be hosted, and (3) available support, in terms of both finances and logistics.

For events other than summer schools, kindly initiate a discussion with the ISPRS SC Board of Directors regarding the proposed event for an initial screening. If the Board of Directors decide that the event proposed qualifies for financial support, the document to be accomplished will be sent to the Student Chapter for the formal application process.

2. Virtual Meetups

The ISPRS SC envisions to connect members of the Consortium to experts and professors in ISPRS and to further promote the student organization. The virtual meetups, inspired by the conservation community of WILDLABS.NET (https://www.wildlabs.net/), aim to provide a platform of communication and sharing of knowledge and experiences among the members of the ISPRS SC, the scientific community of ISPRS and the ISPRS SC Board of Directors. See Appendix A for the details of the virtual meetup.

3. Promotion in the ISPRS SC Website

Approved Student Chapters will be listed in the official website of the ISPRS SC and will have a dedicated webpage(s), which will contain relevant information about the Student Chapter and its activities.

Documents to be Submitted:

1. Application for ISPRS SC Student Chapter

Please see Appendix B. The document version of the application is available on the website. Prior to submitting the application, kindly familiarize your members with the ISPRS SC Statutes (http://sc.isprs.org/about/isprs-sc/statutes.html).

2. Student Chapter Work Plan

The required work plan to be submitted to the ISPRS SC must include the following and must be limited to a maximum of 2-3 pages:

1. The general and specific objectives of the Student Chapter and its proposed activities must be indicated and clearly stated. The objectives must be aligned with the mission and vision of the ISPRS SC and must be realistically achievable.

2. A list of proposed activities and their brief descriptions must be included in the work plan. These activities may include, but are not limited to:

Promoting ISPRS and the profession to students and the youth, to effectively familiarize and integrate them to the structure and activities of ISPRS