UN-SPIDER presented at IEEE- GRSS Administrative Committee Meeting

Programme and activities of UN-SPIDER were presented at this year’s meeting of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing Society (GRS-S), which was held on November 6-7 in Miami, Florida. In his presentation, Robert Backhaus highlighted the global UN-SPIDER network, the SpaceAid Framework and the Knowledge Portal. GRS-S seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields using conferences, education, and other resources (http://www.grss-ieee.org/). The fields of interest of the Society are the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information. The meeting was chaired by Professor Alberto Moreira, President of GRS-S and director of the Microwaves and Radar Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR), and was attended by about 30 persons. Common fields of interest and cooperation were discussed in detail, focusing especially on issues of remote sensing and geo-data application to humanitarian support, and dissemination of relevant information to the global community.