From 3 to 4 May 2012, the First Planning Meeting of the 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE35) was successfully held at the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The meeting was chaired by ISRSE35 Organizing Committee Co-Chair ZHANG Bing. ISRSE35 Chairman GUO Huadong, Organizing Committee Co-Chair Charles F. Hutchison, Technical Program Committee Co-Chair WANG Changlin, Organizing Committee members Jim Weber and John Trinder, and other staff attended the meeting. The representatives discussed project plans, sponsorship, exhibitions, the technical programme, papers, keynote speakers and other important topics. After the discussion, the next steps in the preparation were settled. They also put forward specific suggestions for members of the various ISRSE35 committees, social events and promotions.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the International Centre for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth was signed by CEODE Director-General GUO Huadong and Prof.Charles F. Hutchison of ICRSE.
The ISRSE biennial meeting is called “The cradle of remote sensing” as the concept of remote sensing was developed at the 1st ISRSE in the U.S. in 1962. The ISRSE is also a key research and communication platform of the remote sensing aspect of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). At the closing ceremony of the 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, the International Committee on Remote Sensing of Environment (ICORSE) declared that the 35th ISRSE would be hosted by CEODE in Beijing from April 22 to 26, 2013. This is the first time for the ISRSE to be hosted by China in the 50-year history of the internationally renowned series of symposiums.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the International Centre for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth was signed by CEODE Director-General GUO Huadong（left）and Prof. Charles F. Hutchison (right) of ICRSE