Close range morphological measurement for the earth sciences

Dec 9, 2008

Here is an announcement related to terrestrial laser scanning that should be of interest to the OpenTopography community. The announcement came through on the GEOMOD-LIDAR-L listserv this morning:

Dear Colleagues,

ISPRS V/6: Close range morphological measurement for the earth sciences.

I'm pleased to announce the formation of an International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) working group (V6) to promote and coordinate the use of modern geomatic techniques (terrestrial laser scanning and close range digital photogrammetry) for the measurement of natural objects. This should be of interest to a wide spectrum of researchers involved in 3D reconstruction, modelling and quantitative earth science research. The following fields are just an example of those within the broader earth science discipline: geomorphology, geology, glaciology, hydrology, agriculture, forestry, surface roughness and climate change studies.

For further details contact either myself, Jim Chandler (Chair), or Rene Wackrow (secretary). Please note that involvement/membership is free and open to all.

Please circulate this announcement to colleagues who may be interested, and apologies for any cross-posting.

Best regards,

Simon Buckley
Co-chair, ISPRS Working Group V/6