Welcome remarks from the KSRS President to the ISRS2023 and UAV-g 2023 participants,
On behalf of the committees for the International Symposium on Remote Sensing (ISRS) 2023, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics (UAV-g) 2023 and the Korean Society of Remote Sensing (KSRS), we are pleased to announce that the ISRS 2023 and UAV-g 2023 will be jointly held from 19-21 April 2023 at the International Convention Center of Jeju, the most beautiful island in Korea. We sincerely welcome all the participants and delegates to the ISRS 2023 and UAV-g 2023.
As we are all aware, the pandemic has affected many parts of our lives, the way we meet and communicate. Nevertheless, we maintained scientific and social links so that we can reconvene with deeper knowledge and wisdom. The ISRS 2023 and UAV-g 2023 will be an ideal forum to exchange our technological progress and scientific friendship.
The ISRS dates back to 1994 when the Standing Committee of Environmental Monitoring from Space of East Asia (EMSEA) started organizing an international conference. Since 2012, it has been co-organized annually by three societies in East Asia – Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ), Chinese Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (CSPRS), and KSRS. It became a leading symposium of the remote sensing field in this region. Due to the pandamic, the ISRS 2020 had been cancelled and the ISRS 2021 and 2022 was held successfully as online symposia. This year, the ISRS 2023, which is the 28th in its series, will be held in its usual form as an offline symposium.
The UAV-g started in 2011 as a bi-annual workshop of the then UAV related working group of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). Due to the pandamic, the UAV-g 2021 had been postponed to this year. The UAV-g 2023, which is the 6th in its series, is the first UAV-g workshop held in Asia. We believe the joint organization of the UAV-g 2023 with the ISRS 2023 will broaden regional distribution of its participants and scientific diversity.
We are facing New Space Era, which changes the focus of space development to the utilization of information from space. We are also facing the surge of unmanned platforms of various types in transportations and service industry. Accordingly, the science and technology used for remote sensing and UAV is also moving from the academia to a practical stage. The roles of science and technology experts in remote sensing and UAV are important for this science to contribute to the improvement of human safety and happyness.
I believe that the ISRS 2023 and the UAV-g 2023 will be a successful vehicle to exchange our experiences and knowledge among us and to help to serve our roles for this science and the community. Once again, I would like to welcome all scientists, engineers, policy makers, industry experts attending the ISRS 2023 and the UAV-g 2023.
President of the Korean Society of Remote Sensing
General Co-Chair of the ISRS 2023