On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2013 Local Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to Melbourne, Australia for IGARSS 2013. We are looking forward to welcoming leading scientists, engineers and educators from the diverse disciplines that make up the Geoscience and Remote Sensing community. We also hope to attract new delegates from the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions.We will be offering a world class technical program encompassing traditional IGARSS topics and new topics reflecting the theme of the 2013 Conference, “Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing”. This theme was selected to emphasize the issues that most affect the Earth’s environment, and the human impact on the planet. We welcome both seasoned and new delegates to Melbourne in July 2013.