The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia and I would like to welcome participants to the XXII ISPRS Congress in Melbourne, 2012. Melbourne is my home town, and a place that I am proud to invite delegates and friends to experience.
The theme for the Congress is Imaging a Sustainable Future. Images, whether of the visible or non-visible spectrum, whether aerial or satellite, or whether of agriculture or cultural heritage, are a fundamental resource for sustaining the future of humankind. Information from imagery is what ISPRS is all about, and this is reflected in the program for the Congress.
The Congress will run for 8 days, from the 25th August to 1st September 2012. The programme has been designed to give visitors the maximum opportunity to enjoy all the attractions that Melbourne, the State of Victoria and Australia has to offer, as well as providing a rich and rewarding social and technical programme. The Congress will be well worth the journey.
In keeping with the times, and in an effort to have a Congress with minimal environmental impact (the Congress Centre has a 6 star environmental rating) much of the communication for the Congress will now be electronic. Please bookmark the URL for the Congress, and register for electronic updates. We will still provide hard copy for those who cannot receive email, but we hope to keep this to a minimum.