Earth Observations Committee (2018-2021)

Objective/Scope of the Committee

The Earth Observation Committee covers all aspects of Earth observations from space, especially observations related to the Earth’s environment and including mission planning, microwave and optical sensors and technologies, systems for land, oceanographic, and atmospheric applications, ground data-processing.

Committee rules for membership applications and renewal

Committee member renewal is discussed on a yearly basis. New candidatures are voted/selected during the Earth Observation Committee meetings.

Symposiums/Sessions at the IAC

Earth Observation Symposium (B1) including 6 classical sessions and 1 poster session:

  • B1.1 International Cooperation in Earth Observation Missions
  • B1.2 Future Earth Observation Systems
  • B1.3 Earth Observation Sensors and Technology
  • B1.4 Earth Observation Data Management Systems
  • B1.5 Earth Observation Applications and Economic Benefits
  • B1.6 Earth Observation topic of the Year (the theme is different each year and selected by the Committee)

Technical meetings or events outside of the IAC

Yearly Earth Observation Technical Committee Meeting


Committee Members


Court, Andrew


Cikanek, Harry


Onoda, Masami


Azelton, Krystal
Bank, Christian
Becker, Kate
Boening, Carmen
Bussolino, Luigi
Ferreira, Luis
Gavira Izquierdo, José
Girard, Ralph
Gleyzes, Alain
Graf, James E.
Hussey, John
Kamoun, Paul
Le Goff, Roland
Lukaszczyk, Agnieszka
Mostert, Sias
Murthi, K. R. Sridhara
Nassisi, Annamaria
Preud’homme, Frank
Rao, Mukund Kadursrinivas
Rathgeber, Wolfgang
Schmullius, Christiane
Schreier, Gunter
Seward, Elizabeth
Smith, Brent David
Stuffler, Timo
van der Togt, Oana
Vaze, Parag
Vernile, Alessandra
Wooldridge, Charles
Xiaoli, Chen
Yao, Na
Zenou, Emmanuel


Chong, Yean Joo


Louw, Ana-Mia



Committee Members