About ITC

Memberships

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

International Organizations

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI)

ITC is supporting member and one of the founders of GSDI. Yola Georgiadou and Rolf de By have both served on the Global Board. This is a globally operating organization that can have spin-offs for all Departments and that is relevant for students and alumni, especially through the regional chapters.

www.gsdi.org

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Associate Professor
Rolf de By Dr.Ir.
International Cartographic Association (ICA)

Global network involved in many international activities that are relevant for ITC. MJK is President (2015-2019); important instrument in the marketing of the DD program in Cartography.

http://icaci.org/

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Assistant Professor
Corne v Elzakker Dr.
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

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Scientific Information Specialist
Marga Koelen Drs.
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 with active membership of JZ and LG.

www.fig.net

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Portfolioholder Education – FMT
Jaap Zevenbergen Prof.Dr.Ir.
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/

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Assistant Professor
Rob Lemmens Dr.Ir.
Geographical Information Systems for Developing Countries (GISDECO)

International network of GIS experts, planners and project managers in developing countries; forum for exchange of knowledge about emerging research and practical experience with GIS applications. RS is Chairman of GISDECO

https://www.itc.nl/gisdeco/

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Associate Professor
Richard Sliuzas Dr.
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

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

ITC is a sustaining member (George Vosselman is contact)

Alfred Stein chairs WG II/4 on spatial statistics and uncertainty modeling; George Vosselman, Menno-Jan Kraak and Andrew Skidmore are member of the international scientific advisory committee; George Vosselman is president of the International Program Committee of the 2016 ISPRS Congress in Prague; Sander Oude Elberink is chair of WG III/2 on point cloud processing; Markus Gerke is co-chair of WG III/4 on 3D Scene Analysis

www.isprs.org

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Full Professor
George Vosselman Prof.Dr.Ir.
International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)

ISDE is an international non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that promotes academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education and international collaboration towards digital earth. YG is member of the Executive Committee

www.digitalearth-isde.org

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Full Professor
Yola Georgiadou Prof.Dr.
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

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/

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Associate Professor
Diana Reckien Dr.
Group on Earth Observation (GEO)

ITC is a participating organization in GEO and aims to be active in the capacity development domain of GEO. Relevant GEO initiatives where memberships should also be considered are: GEOGLAM (Global Agricultural Monitoring), GEONETCast, GEOTAP, AfriGEOSS and GEO BON

www.earthobservations.org

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Dean
Tom Veldkamp Prof.Dr.Ir.
Portfolioholder Capacity Development – FMT
Freek van der Meer Prof.Dr.
Agri-ProFocus (APF)

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

http://agriprofocus.com/intro

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Managing Director
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 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

www.gnosisgis.org

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

Regional Organizations

African Association of Remote Sensing for the Environment (AARSE)

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. Many ITC alumni are active in AARSE

http://africanremotesensing.org/

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Project Manager
Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS)

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/

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Portfolioholder Capacity Development – FMT
Freek van der Meer Prof.Dr.
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/

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Assistant Professor
Rob Lemmens Dr.Ir.
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 observer on the Governing Board (as do LAPAN and GISTDA)

http://www.cssteap.org/

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Secretary Faculty Bureau
Acting Collectively to Bridge Space and Society (EURISY)

Eurisy raises awareness of emerging satellite applications which can help professional communities in many sectors of application: from transport to risk management, from habitat protection to energy, from climate change to the Internet of Things. Many application areas are relevant for ITC.

Eurisy supports potential end-users of satellite applications by leveraging its network to make available experience and expertise.

ITC is member

http://www.eurisy.org/

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Managing Director
European Association of Development, Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

Leading European network in the field of development research and training

http://www.eadi.org/

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Dean
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. FvdM is Council member and CH is active in the Thermal Remote Sensing Special Interest Group

www.earsel.org

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Portfolioholder Capacity Development – FMT
Freek van der Meer Prof.Dr.

National Organizations

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.

http://www.pieonline.nl/

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Portfolioholder Capacity Development – FMT
Frank van der Meer Prof.Dr.
Managing Director
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

https://www.geo-info.nl

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Full Professor
Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)

http://www.nwp.nl/

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Assistant Professor
Robert Becht Drs.
Netherlands Committee 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 Vice Chair of NCG, Members are: Menno-Jan Kraak, Tom Veldkamp, Yola Georgiadou, Jaap Zevenbergen, Gerard vd Steenhoven.

Yola Georgiadou and Jaap Zevenbergen are member of the Commission on Geo-Information Infrastructure; Menno-Jan Kraak chairs the Commission on Geo-visualization; Pieter de Roos (UT- CTW) is member of the Commission on land subsidence and sea level change; George Vosselman chairs the Commission on spatial base data

http://www.ncgeo.nl

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Full Professor
George Vosselman Prof.Dr.Ir.
Research School for Socio-economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE)

The SENSE Research School is a joint venture of environmental research institutes (9 universities, 2 Institutes). ITC’s research evaluation is carried out by SENSE

http://www.sense.nl/

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Dean
Tom Veldkamp Prof.Dr.Ir.

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 world-wide membership of more than 4000 individuals

www.iah.org

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Associate Professor
Maciek Lubczynski Dr.
International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO)

International Union of Forestry Research Organizations is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as 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/

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Associate Professor
Yousif Hussin Dr.
National Groundwater Organization (NGWA)

www.ngwa.org/Pages/default.aspx

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Associate Professor
Maciek Lubczynski Dr.
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

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Associate Professor
Cees van Westen Dr.
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/

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Chairman department of Natural Resources
Andy Nelson Prof.Dr.
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

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Chairman department of Natural Resources
Andy Nelson Prof. Dr.
International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (IEMSS)

IEMSS is a not-for-profit organization uniting private persons and organizations dealing with environmental modelling, software and related topics

www.iemss.org/society/

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Regional Organizations

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

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Assistant Professor
Javier Martinez Assistant Professor
Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

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

www.aesop-planning.eu/

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Full Professor
Martin van Maarseveen Prof.Dr.Ir.
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

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Full Professor
Yola Georgiadou Prof.Dr.
European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR)

EuroSDR is a not-for-profit organization linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.

Collaborative research projects address the acquisition, management and delivery of spatial data and services while international workshops and courses, in collaboration with related organizations, address key issues in a timely and focused manner

http://www.eurosdr.net/

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Chairman department of Earth Observation Science
George Vosselman Prof.Dr.Ir.
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/

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Associate Professor
Cees van Westen Dr.

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

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Chairman department of Water Resources
Bob Su Prof.Dr.
Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research

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/

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Portfolioholder Research – FMT
Alfred Stein Prof.Dr.Ir.