Working Groups

A series of focused CRSS Working Groups complement the work of the CRSS Executive and provide a thematic focus for Society activities and initiatives. Each Working Group has a Chair and a set of members who meet regularly and are resourced by and report to the CRSS Executive. Membership on a given Working Group is open to any CRSS member. Each group should include at least one student member.

CRSS members interested in participating in one or more of these Working Groups are invited to contact any member of the CRSS Executive.

Memberships


Communications


Conferences & Publications


Awards & Fellows


Certifications


WG-1: Memberships – Chair: Bahram Salehi

Mandate:

  • Incentive programs for recruitment and retention.
  • Initiate CRSS Chapters.
  • Administer membership grades and criteria (e.g. Student, Member, Retired / Senior, Emeritus, Honourary Lifetime; Corporate).
  • Create a directory of companies, agencies, educational institutions for better members networking.
  • Employment Connections/Mentorship Program / career network, job board Activities: Chapters activities.

WG-2: Communications – Chair: Desmond Power

Mandate:

  • CRSS Web page; Social media (Facebook, twitter etc.
  • CRSS Newsletter.
  • Media, Press Releases; Email notice.
  • CRSS Forum: Noticeboard, CRSS_LIST, Newslist_serv.

WG-3: Conferences and Publications – Chair: Anne Smith

Mandate:

Conferences –

  • CSRS 39th 2018 (Saskatoon, Co-Chairs: Drs. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt and Xulin Guo).
  • 40th 2019 (Fredericton, Chair: Dr. Brigitte Leblon).
  • 41st 2020 (location is TBD).
  • 42nd 2021 (location TBD, explore co-hosting with ISPRS Geospatial Week).

Publications

  • Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Editor-in-Chief Report: N. Coop.
  • 2018 Editor-in-Chief Position.
  • Conference abstracts and proceedings.
  • Website (members only section).

WG-4: Awards & Fellows – Chair: Brigitte Leblon

Mandate:
The CRSS Awards Committee reviews the nominations and submit their selections to the CRSS Executive for approval.  The awards are presented at the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing Award Ceremony. The awards are:

  • Larry Morley Gold Medal
  • Silver Medal, Bronze Medal
  • Val Shaw Award
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis
  • Best M.Sc. Thesis
  • Student Travel Awards
  • Best Oral and Poster Student Presentation Awards are announced at the closing plenary session of the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing.

Fellow and Associate Fellow designations
A sub committee chaired by Ells LeDrew was created


WG-5: Certification – Chair: Frank Zhang

Survey to members:

  • The objective of this survey is to identify the topics covered in several remote sensing courses from different institutions.

For further information, please contact: admin@crss-sct.ca