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ITC is an active member of a range of international, national and regional organisations and associations.

International Organizations

  • International Cartographic Association (ICA)

    The International Cartographic Association (ICA) promotes the disciplines and professions of cartography and GIScience in an international context. This includes many international activities relevant for ITC staff and students. Overtime ITC staff members have been active in different ICA Commissions.  Menno-Jan Kraak has been ICA president from 2015-2019 and is currently immediate past-president.
    The ICA conferences and publication outlets are an important instrument for publishing ongoing Staff, PhD, and MSc research and offer a true global network. The Erasmus Plus MSc in Cartography in cooperation with the universities of München, Vienna and Dresden is a result of the ICA network.

    http://icaci.org/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. M.J. Kraak (Menno-Jan)
    Full Professor
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global organization of the library and information profession and it is a strong advocate of open access for everybody. IFLA is very active in developing countries

    On behalf of ITC, Marga Koelen is member of IFLA and she uses IFLA in the activities with our partner universities. IFLA also supports partners in developing countries and our own partners are also member (through ITC).

    www.ifla.org

    Contact:

    Scientific Information Specialist
    drs. M.T. Koelen (Marga) Drs.
    Research Support Coordinator ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) / Secretary ITC Ethics Committee
  • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

    UN-recognized organization representing more than 120 countries in surveying and related subjects. ITC has long-standing ties with FIG. PGM is well represented in the FIG Congress and in annual events. Several people are active in commissions and working groups. ITC is co-host of the FIG Working Week in Amsterdam in 2020. Jaap Zevenbergen is secretary of the specially created Foundation, and Liza Groenendijk heads the program team within the local organizing committee.

    www.fig.net

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. J.A. Zevenbergen (Jaap) Prof.Dr.Ir.
    Full Professor
  • Group on Earth Observation (GEO)

    ITC is a Participating Organization in GEO and aims to be active mainly in the capacity development domain of GEO. ITC has delegated Joost Teuben to the GEO Secretariat in Geneva to coordinate the Capacity Development Working Group for one day a week. Several ITC staff members are actively involved in the GEO Work Programme, e.g.  GEOGLAM, GEOBON, GEO LDN, AFRIGEO and Digital Earth Africa.

    www.earthobservations.org

    Contact:

    prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek) Prof.Dr.
    Dean
    J.G.F. Teuben MSc (Joost)
    Senior Policy Officer Capacity Development
  • International Center of Excellence in Spatial Decision Support for Disaster Risk Reduction (IRDR)

    Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research program co-sponsored by the International Science Council (merged by International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.

    The complexity of the task is such that it requires the full integration of research expertise from the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences as well as policy-making, coupled with an understanding of the role of communications, and public and political responses to reduce the risk.

    IRDR addresses technological and health-related events when these are consequences of natural hazards.

    http://www.irdrinternational.org/

    contact:

    prof.dr. V.G. Jetten (Victor)
    Full Professor
    prof.dr. R.V. Sliuzas (Richard)
    Full Professor
  • International Society of Geospatial Health (GnosisGIS)

    The aim of the International Society of Geospatial Health is to maintain a network of collaborating health workers and earth scientists dedicated to the development of global computer-based models that can be used for improved control programs for infectious diseases of medical and veterinary importance. Linked to the Society is:

    1. The Journal of Geospatial Health, an international peer-reviewed journal launched in 2005 that publishes research papers, short communications and reviews on application of the geospatial sciences to global health issues.
    2. A School of Geospatial Health that serves as a virtual campus offering GIS courses and courses tuned to spatial health issues

    ITC joined the GnosisGIS society in 2015. Since then ITC has been represented in the annual GnosisGIS conferences where various PhD candidates and academic staff have presented their research work. Currently, both Amer (since 2016) and Augustijn (2018) are members of the editorial board of the associated Journal of Geospatial Health. Since 2017 ITC (via Amer) is also represented in the elected Executive Committee (EC) of GnosisGIS

    www.gnosisgis.org

    Contact:

    dr. S. Amer (Sherif) Dr.
    Assistant Professor
  • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

    In 2019-2020 two MSc studies (1-M-GEO and 1 M-SE) were successfully rounded off in cooperation with GRAS. Both students also did their internships at GRAS. Since this year there is a 4th spin-off company added to the collection. This one is called 4C (https://www.4c-services.org/) which is focussing on sustainable coffee production. For 2021 there are 2 more students (both M-GEO) who will do their internship in Cologne with GRAS and 4C.

    Several MSc studies and internships were done in cooperation with GRAS. The focus of the work is on development, testing and implementation of remote sensing-based assessments of sustainability criteria. We aim to continue such cooperation in the future.

    https://www.iscc-system.org/

    contact:

    dr. I.C. van Duren (Iris)
    Assistant Professor
  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

    The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. ITC is a sustaining member.

    AARS, AARSE, AGILE, CSSTEAP, EARSEL, EIS Africa, RCMRD and RECTAS are regional members of ISPRS.

    George Vosselman was Director for the Geospatial Week 2019 which was held on the UT campus; Alfred Stein was chairing the ISPRS workshop ISSDQ 2019; Francesco Nex is chairing the ISPRS Inter-commission WG I/II - UAS and Small Multi-sensor Platforms and chaired the UAV-g 2019 workshop. Michael Yang is co-chair of WG II/5 - Dynamic Scene Analysis and Ville Lehtola is co-chair of the Intercommission WG I/IV - Robotics for Mapping and Modelling. George Vosselman, Sander Oude Elberink and Andrew Skidmore are members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee. George Vosselman is member of the Financial Committee and Editor-in-Chief of the new ISPRS Open Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

    www.isprs.org

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. M.G. Vosselman (George) Prof.Dr.Ir.
    Full Professor
  • NASA SERVIR

    SERVIR, a joint venture between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, provides state-of-the-art, satellite-based Earth monitoring, imaging and mapping data, geospatial information, predictive models and science applications to help improve environmental decision-making among developing nations in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Hindu-Kush region of the Himalayas, the lower Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia, and the Amazon region.

    contact:

    drs. T.M. Loran (Tom)
    Coordinator International Cooperation
  • Open GIS Consortium (OGC)

    More than 500 commercial, governmental, non-profit and research organizations worldwide collaborate here on promotion of open standards, open source for geospatial content and services, processing and data sharing. Linked to 52 North and useful for research in all departments dealing with big data

    http://www.opengeospatial.org/

    Contact:

    dr.ir. R.L.G. Lemmens (Rob) Dr.Ir.
    Assistant Professor
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties.

    The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. Near-diplomatic delegation of which ITC is part.

    This is a UT membership as “NGO Observer”. This gives us the right to send people to UNFCCC meetings, submit side events during Conferences and organize meetings under the UNFCCC umbrella. Diana Reckien is working on a tenure track subject that is aligned with the UNFCCC objectives

    http://newsroom.unfccc.int/

    Contact:

    dr. D. Reckien (Diana) Dr.
    Associate Professor
  • United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Academic Network (UNGGIM)

    UN-GGIM Academic Network is one of the four thematic groups to support the aims and objectives of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). It provides academic council and guidance concerning strategic knowledge, research, education and training.

    https://ggim.un.org/UN-GGIM-Thematic-Groups/

    contact:

    prof.dr. M.J. Kraak (Menno-Jan)
    Full Professor
  • Ecosystems Services Partnership (ESP)

    The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is the largest international network for ecosystem services, connecting over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policymakers and practitioners, to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation. This international community works on ecosystem services -nature’s benefits to people- at local, national, regional and global levels. Collaboration within ESP is organized along geographic, thematic and sectoral lines: Working Groups address specific biomes (a.o. rural landscapes, marine/coastal systems, urban systems), themes (mapping, modelling, Public Health, disaster risk reduction, governance and policy) and ecosystem service sectors/user groups (agricultural production systems, water management). ESP partners with a range of other organizations, including the European Commission’s Global Coalition for Biodiversity, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and Society for Ecological Restoration.

    www.es-partnership.org/ 

    contact:

    prof.dr.ir. L.L.J.M. Willemen (Wieteke)
    Full Professor

Regional Organizations

  • Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS)

    The Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS) is the organizer of a large regional Conference on remote sensing, where always a few ITC staff go, and where a lot of ITC alumni participate. It promotes remote sensing among its (29) member countries. Linked to ACRS and Asian Journal of Remote Sensing. BIG and GISTDA are members

    http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek) Prof.Dr.
    Dean
  • African Association of Remote Sensing for the Environment (AARSE)

    The African Association of Remote Sensing for Environment (AARSE) is an organization that aims to increase awareness of remote sensing with governments, private sector and society at large. AARSE is member of GEO, GSDI, and linked to UN-ECA and CODI. Several ITC staff as well as alumni have plaid important roles in AARSE. AARSE organizes a two-yearly Conference that is attended by many ITC alumni. ITC staff regularly attends as well and many ITC alumni are active in AARSE

    http://africanremotesensing.org/

    Contact:

    drs. T.M. Loran (Tom) Drs.
    Coordinator International Cooperation
  • Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE)

    The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE) promotes academic teaching and research on GIS at the European level. ISPRS and OGC are associate members.

    AGILE promotes research cooperation and forms a European network of GIS laboratories. It organizes an annual conference that is useful for staff and PhD students

    http://www.agile-online.org/

    Contact:

    dr.ir. R.L.G. Lemmens (Rob) Dr.Ir.
    Assistant Professor
  • Copernicus Academic Network

    The Copernicus Academy connects universities, research institutions, business schools, both private and non-profit organisations, in the Copernicus Participating Countries (EU28 + Norway & Iceland) and beyond.

    https://www.copernicus.eu/en/opportunities/education/copernicus-academy

    contact:

    V. Venus MSc (Valentijn)
    Lecturer
  • Centre for space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific (CSSTEAP)

    UN-affiliated institution, hosted by the Indian Department of Space (IIRS). ITC has a role as an observer on the Governing Board (as do LAPAN and GISTDA). The seat is connected to the relationship with IIRS (which is chairing CCSTEAP).

    http://www.cssteap.org/

    Contact:

    M.F.C. Fahner (Myriam)
    Supporting Staff
  • European Association of Development, Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

    European network in the field of development research and training. Status is unclear.

    http://www.eadi.org/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek)
    Dean
  • European Association for Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA)

    The EARMA mission is to support excellent research by supporting our members in their profession as Research Managers and Administrators. To achieve this we will support the recognition of the profession of research management in Europe by delivering accredited education programmes, continuing professional education opportunities and opportunities for networking and sharing in a common community of practise

    https://www.earma.org/

    contact:

    M.S. den Hartog - Muharamiah MSc (Tia)
    Project Manager
    M.H. Stroeven MSc (Chiel)
    Projectmanager
  • European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSEL)

    Scientific network of European remote sensing institutes, both academic and commercial/industrial. There are a number of Special Interest Groups that are relevant for ITC. Freek van der Meer is Council member and Chris Hecker is active in the Thermal Remote Sensing Special Interest Group. Monika Kuffer is member of the EARSeL Council on behalf of the Netherlands

    www.earsel.org

    Contact:

    prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek)
    Dean
  • European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU)

    ECIU is the leading international consortium of research intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy

    https://www.eciu.org/

    contact:

    K. Dircksen MA (Katrin)
    Supporting Staff

National Organizations

  • AardNed

    AardNed is a platform for organizations that are active in the field of earth sciences. It deals with the exchange and harmonization of information on education, research and facilities related to earth sciences in The Netherlands. ITC is one of the founding members of the platform.

    http://aardned.nl/

    contact:

    prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek)
    Dean
  • Agri-ProFocus (APF)

    Agri-ProFocus is an international network that promotes entrepreneurship among farmers and their organisations. The network is led from the Netherlands and has active hubs in 13 countries. It is home to networks, business brokering, innovation communities.

    Very little has been done under the membership of APF. Current contacts are improving and becoming more active through alumni contacts. Main aim is to promote technology through alumni contacts.

    https://agriprofocus.com/intro

    Contact:

    M.S. den Hartog - Muharamiah MSc (Tia)
    Project Manager
    drs. T.M. Loran (Tom)
    Coordinator International Cooperation
  • Association for Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

    ARMA-NL is the Dutch Association for professionals in European and (inter-) national externally financed research, innovation and education projects. ARMA supports the professionalization of its members by offering a platform for exchange of expertise, knowledge and experiences and to provide an overview of training opportunities and courses. ARMA-NL will also develop their own training programs.

    https://www.armanl.nl/

    Contact:

    M.S. den Hartog - Muharamiah MSc (Tia)
    Project Manager
    M.H. Stroeven MSc (Chiel)
    Projectmanager
  • Netherlands Consortium for Climate Change Adaptation (CCCA)

    The Netherlands Consortium on Climate Change Adaptation (CCCA) brings together a broad coalition of public and private Dutch knowledge players. The consortium’s members and partners recognize the need to take policy advice on how best to respond to multi-layered, multi-faceted effects of climate to a next, more integrated level.

    The consortium aims to provide practical, demand-driven policy advice based on multisectoral, integrated knowledge and expertise on climate change adaptation. In so doing, CCCA aims to provide more effective approaches to the challenges that countries, regions, cities and business communities are facing because of rapid climate change.

    CONTACT:

    prof.dr.ir. A. Stein (Alfred)
    Full Professor
  • Geo-Information Nederland (GIN)

    The association Geo-Informatie Nederland (GIN) promotes the knowledge about geo-information and stimulates its application. GIN is both a meeting place and a knowledge network for all who call themselves geo-information practitioners. GIN is linked to ISPRS, ICA and FIG. It organizes an annual education fair that is relevant for spatial engineering.

    https://www.geo-info.nl

    Contact:

    prof.dr. M.J. Kraak (Menno-Jan)
    Full Professor
  • Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP)

    The Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) aims to boost transformative approaches for sustainable food systems and healthy diets. The NFP is committed to be a leading instrument that supports the necessary acceleration on SDG2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

    https://www.nlfoodpartnership.com/

    CONTACT:

    M.S. den Hartog - Muharamiah MSc (Tia)
    Project Manager
  • Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)

    The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is a network of Dutch organizations in the water sector. NWP facilitates the Dutch water sector to have an even greater impact internationally by organizing trade missions, matchmaking and promoting the water sector in general. ITC has been member of NWP since its inception and is one of the founding members. NWP issues a weekly bulletin that is actively followed by WRS staff.

    http://www.nwp.nl/

    Contact:

    dr. D.C. Chavarro Rincon (Diana)
    Project Manager - Faculty ITC, Water Resources Department
  • Netherlands Centre for Geodesy and Geo-Informatics (NCG)

    The NCG is the platform in the Netherlands where discussion takes place to give direction to fundamental and strategic research in the field of geo-informatics and geodesy. NCG is doing strategic reconnaissance, scenario studies and trend analysis with respect to the technical and scientific developments in these fields, and it initiates research.

    George Vosselman is Treasurer in NCG Board of Directors. Further NCG members are: Menno-Jan Kraak, Freek van der Meer, and Jaap Zevenbergen.

    Yola Georgiadou and Jaap Zevenbergen are members of the Commission on Geo-Information Infrastructure; Menno-Jan Kraak chairs the Commission on Geo-visualization; Sander Oude Elberink is member of the Commission on spatial base data; George Vosselman is member of the Commission on Geodesy.

    http://www.ncgeo.nl

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. M.G. Vosselman (George)
    Full Professor
  • Platform for International Education (PIE)

    The Platform for International Education promotes activities of the Dutch Institutes for post-secondary education in the field of institutional strengthening of education and research capacity in developing countries and countries in transition, through education, research and consultancy for students, staff and mid-career professionals. Tom Loran is financial officer in the Board of PIE.

    http://www.pieonline.nl/

    Contact:

    drs. T.M. Loran (Tom)
    Coordinator International Cooperation
  • SAIL

    Stichting Samenwerkingsverband Instituten van Internationaal Onderwijs en Landbouwuniversiteit

    SAIL is an umbrella organization that represents international education institutes in the Netherlands. These institutes are all geared towards capacity building, education, research and advisory services with a focus on developing countries.

    SAIL meets two times a year to exchange information and experiences. SAIL still has some clout in the Hague and is useful as a voice at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    For more information, please see: www.sailinstitutes.nl

    Contact:

    drs. T.M. Loran (Tom)
    Coordinator International Cooperation
  • School for Land Administration Studies

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. J.A. Zevenbergen (Jaap)
    Full Professor
  • Research School for Socio-economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE)

    The SENSE Research School is a joint venture for integrated environmental and sustainability research and multidisciplinary PhD training. It is an umbrella organization of environmental research institutes (9 universities, 2 Institutes). ITC’s research evaluation is carried out by SENSE

    http://www.sense.nl/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. K. Pfeffer (Karin)
    Full Professor

The following organizations are registered as departmental memberships:

International Organizations

  • International Association of Hydrologists (IAH)

    World Groundwater Organization. The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH/AIH) is a scientific and educational charitable organization for scientists, engineers, water managers and other professionals working in the fields of groundwater resource planning, management and protection.  Founded in 1956, it has grown to a worldwide membership of more than 4000 individuals

    www.iah.org

    Contact:

    dr. M.W. Lubczynski (Maciek)
    Associate Professor
  • International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO)

    IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. It also aims to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management.

    http://www.iufro.org/iufro/

    Contact:

    dr. M. Schlund (Michael)
    Assistant Professor
  • National Groundwater Organization (NGWA)

    NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach; advocacy; cooperation and information exchange; and enhancement of professional practices.

    www.ngwa.org/Pages/default.aspx

    Contact:

    dr. M.W. Lubczynski (Maciek)
    Associate Professor
  • International Association for Natural Hazard and Risk Management (EcorisQ)

    The International EcorisQ Association (ecorisQ) is a global network that is active in the field of natural hazard risks. Members of EcorisQ are mainly professionals working in the sectors of consultancy, policy-making, education and research. The main goal of EcorisQ is to promote sustainable protection against natural hazard risks by bringing together science and practice for the development and dissemination of transparent tools for natural hazard and risk analyses.

    http://www.ecorisq.org

    Contact:

    prof.dr. C.J. van Westen (Cees)
    Full Professor
  • Eye on Earth Alliance (EOE)

    Eye on Earth addresses the crucial importance of environmental and societal information and networking to decision-making. It aims to convene thought and action leaders of the worldwide community, converge consensus on the key areas of mutual importance, and finally collaborate towards strengthening existing initiatives and filling the gaps into the future.

    Eye on Earth builds networks and capacity across diverse knowledge communities to improve decision-making for sustainable development

    www.eoesummit.org/

    Contact:

    Chairman Department of Natural Resources
    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)

    IALE provides an infrastructure as a worldwide organization of landscape ecologists, which serves as a discussion platform and stimulates interaction across the disciplines. IALE will create an infrastructure to make it easy for landscape ecologists to contact each other and to know about current developments in landscape ecology around the world. To achieve its aims, IALE has an active executive committee, a Webpage and a Bulletin. IALE organizes a world congress every 4 years and regional conferences. IALE has many active chapters around the world and maintains several Working groups

    http://www.landscape-ecology.org

    Contact:

    Chairman Department of Natural Resources
    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor
  • Innovative Solution for EO/Geo-information training Thematic expert (EO4GEO)

    EO4GEO aims to help bridging the skills gap between supply and demand of education and training in the EO/GI sector

    http://www.eo4geo.eu/

    contact:

    V. Venus MSc (Valentijn)
    Lecturer
  • Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change (FACCE-JPI)

    FACCE-JPI brings together 24 countries committed to building an integrated European Research Area addressing the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change. Wieteke Willemen is an Advisory Board member

    https://www.faccejpi.net/en/FACCEJPI.htm

    contact:

    prof.dr.ir. L.L.J.M. Willemen (Wieteke)
    Full Professor
  • Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

    Worldwide network to enhance the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services for conservation and sustainable development

    • Co-chair of the Ecosystem Services Partnership Steering Committee
    • Co-lead of the Ecosystem Services Partnership Mapping and the Rural Landscapes Working Groups

    https://www.es-partnership.org/

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. L.L.J.M. Willemen (Wieteke)
    Full Professor
  • Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM)

    The purpose of Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM) is to increase market transparency and improve food security by producing and disseminating relevant, timely, and actionable information on agricultural conditions and outlooks of production at national, regional, and global scales. It achieves this by strengthening the international community’s capacity to utilize coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained Earth observations

    http://earthobservations.org/geoglam.php#

    contact: 

    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor
  • Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA)

    CODATA is the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (ISC). CODATA exists to promote global collaboration to advance Open Science and to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research. CODATA supports the principle that data produced by research and susceptible to be used for research should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary.

    • Co-Chair of the CODATA Roads Task Group for global roads data development

    https://codata.org/

    contact: 

    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor
  • CGIAR

    CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

    • Representative for ITC/UT to the CGIAR - Consortium for Spatial Information

    https://www.cgiar.org/

    contact: 

    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor
  • GEO BON

    GEO BON is a part of GEO, The Group on Earth Observations. Within the GEO family, GEO BON represents biodiversity, one of GEO’s nine Societal-Benefit-Areas.

    • Lead GEO BON Remote Sensing Task Force
    • Structural Ecology WG co-lead
    • Implementation Committee

    https://geobon.org/

    contact: 

    prof.dr. A.K. Skidmore (Andrew)
    Full Professor
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
    • Expert on global land degradation monitoring

    https://www.unccd.int/

    CONTACT: 

    prof.dr. A.K. Skidmore (Andrew)
    Full Professor
  • European Space Agency Mission Advisory Group and Sciences Expert (ESA)

    contact: 

    prof.dr. A.K. Skidmore (Andrew)
    Full Professor

Regional Organizations

  • AfricaArray

    AfricaArray is an innovative programme to promote, strengthen and maintain a workforce of highly trained African geoscientists and researchers for Africa. Well-trained geoscience professionals are key to sustainable development as demand grows for Africa’s natural resources and as Africa's environment is impacted by global change.

    http://africaarray.psu.edu/

    CONTACT: 

    prof.dr. M. van der Meijde (Mark)
    Full Professor
  • Network Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South (N-AERUS)

    N-AERUS is a pluri-disciplinary network of researchers and experts working on urban issues in developing countries. Its objective is to mobilise and develop the European institutional and individual research and training capacities on urban issues in the South with the support of institutions and individual researchers with relevant experience in this field. N-AERUS works in association with researchers and institutions in developing countries.

    www.n-aerus.net

    Contact:

    dr. J.A. Martinez (Javier)
    Associate Professor
  • Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

    AESOP was established in Belgium as an international association with scientific, artistic and educational purposes. AESOP is the only representative of planning schools in Europe.

    With over 150 members, AESOP is the only representation of planning schools of Europe. Given this unique position, AESOP strengthens its profile as a professional body. AESOP mobilizes its resources, taking a leading role and entering its expertise into ongoing debates and initiatives regarding planning education and planning qualifications of future professionals. AESOP promotes its agenda with professional bodies, politicians and all other key stakeholders in spatial and urban development and management across Europe.

    www.aesop-planning.eu/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. R.V. Sliuzas (Richard)
    Full Professor
  • Committee on Development Information under the UN Economic Commission for Africa (CODI)

    ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges. Under ECA, there is a separate committee on development information, science and technology (CODIST)

    http://www.uneca.org/codist

    Contact:

    prof.dr. P.Y. Georgiadou (Yola)
    Guest Supporting Staff
  • European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (CERG)

    The CERG is both a specialized research centre of the EUR-OPA Network and a non-governmental international association (defined on the basis of the French law 1901) with active and corresponding members. CERG aims to:

    Development of multidisciplinary research in the field of geo-morphological and geo-hydrological hazards and dissemination of methodology and techniques through advanced training courses and guidebooks.

    http://www.cerg.eu/

    Contact:

    prof.dr. C.J. van Westen (Cees)
    Full Professor
  • European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

    The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science. ECSA is framing citizen science as an open and inclusive approach, for example by supporting and being part of the exploration, shaping and development the different aspects of the citizen science movement, its better understanding and use for the benefit of decision making.

    https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/

    contact: 

    dr. F.O. Ostermann (Frank)
    Associate Professor
  • Royal Geographical Society

    UK's learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world.

    • Fellow

    https://www.rgs.org/

    Contact: 

    prof.dr. A.D. Nelson (Andy)
    Full Professor

National Organizations

  • Netherlands national Committee for the International Hydrological Program of UNESCO (IHP)

    The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building. Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally coordinated hydrological research programme into an encompassing, holistic programme to facilitate education and capacity building, and enhance water resources management and governance.  IHP facilitates an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to watershed and aquifer management, which incorporates the social dimension of water resources, and promotes and develops international research in hydrological and freshwater sciences.

    www.unesco.org/new/en/ihp

    Contact:

    prof.dr. Z. Su (Bob)
    Full Professor
  • Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VvS+OR)

    The Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (Vereniging voor Statistiek en Operationele Research VVS+OR) is a learned society and a professional organization of approximately 800 members that unites those engaged in the fields of Statistics and Operations Research, from areas of application to fundamental research.

    http://www.vvs-or.nl/

    Contact:

    prof.dr.ir. A. Stein (Alfred)
    Full Professor
  • Nature for Life

    Andrew Skidmore of Board member of the Nature for Life Foundation.

    https://www.natureforlife.world/

    contact:

    prof.dr. A.K. Skidmore (Andrew)
    Full Professor