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ASPRS announces member opportunity

ASPRS is pleased to support the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Center for GeoSpatial Workforce Development by forwarding information concerning the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of course modules for inclusion in a Model Curriculum for Remote Sensing. This effort has been funded by a multi-year multi-million dollar grant from NASA and represents a very significant investment in the future education of the imaging and geospatial information sciences.

The goal of the current RFP, the full text of which is available from Ole Miss online at , is to award “course creation fellowships” to provide course content in their respective areas of expertise. Candidates for these positions will compete for an award stipend of $80,000 each. A total of ten stipends will be awarded in this phase, one for each of the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Geospatial Information Technology
  2. Sensors and Platforms
  3. Photogrammetry
  4. Remote Sensing of the Environment
  5. Advanced Digital Image Processing
  6. Aerial Photographic Interpretation
  7. Information Extraction using LIDAR Imagery
  8. Information Extraction using Microwave Date
  9. Information Extraction using Multispectral, Hyperspectral and Ultraspectral Data
  10. Geospatial Data Synthesis and Modeling

Important Dates in the RFP:
Intent to participate: Due April 26, 2002

Written proposal: Due May 17, 2002

Oral Presentation at the Course Creation Fellows Symposium: June 4-5, 2002
Location: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (Note: Selected competitors will be reimbursed for round trip airfare. Accommodations, planned events, meeting banquets and symposium registration fees are provided at no cost to selected competitors.)

The Model Curriculum will also be discussed during a special session at the upcoming ASPRS annual conference in Washington DC. The session is scheduled for Monday, April 22 from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the Wilson B Room.