Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Paper competition by Trimble

The 2012 Trimble student paper competition is now open for entries. In order to participate fill out the online form ( and submit your essay of 1,500 words or more by Aug 26, 2012. For more information including eligibility criteria, regulations and prizes please read the following document:

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Proposal for Amendment of the ISPRS SC Statutes

Dear SC Members,

According to the SC statutes (see the link below) every Student Consortium member can propose amendments to the statutes till July 30th, 2012. These proposals will be discussed by the SC General Assembly during the XXII ISPRS Congress, which will held in Melbourne, Australia between 25 August - 1 September, 2012.

Proposals should be sent to:
Cemal Özgür Kıvılcım -

Proposals also should include the precise text that should be included in the statutes, its position (article number etc.) plus a motivation for the proposal.

To reach current statutes: 

Kind regards,

ISPRS Student Consortium Board

Call for Candidatures for the ISPRS SC Board

Dear SC Members,

We would like to take your attention for the next board member election, which will be held during the XXII ISPRS Congress in Melbourne, Australia - Aug 25 to Sept 1, 2012.

If you are interested in being a board member for the next term, please fill out the following document and send it to the listed contact person.

Kind regards,

ISPRS Student Consortium Board

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

This Evening June 12 - Join the ASPRS Student Advisory Council Open Meeting

The ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) invites you to an open meeting by webinar on June 12th (this evening) at 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) to discuss ASPRS student activities.

SAC councilors are your representation within ASPRS.  They plan educational sessions and networking events at conferences, organize the annual GeoLeague Challenge, maintain the online Virtual Career Expo, and more.  The Council holds an informational meeting at both ASPRS Annual and fall conferences to discuss their activities and get Student Member feedback.  These meetings are helpful, but the Council would like to hear from more Student Members.

ASPRS Student Chapter members especially are encouraged to participate.  The Council would like to hear about your activities and how the Council can facilitate Student Chapter involvement on the national level.

So please join the Council for an hour on June 12th. To sign up for the webinar click on the 'Register Now' button in the personalized invitation e-mail you received from Kim Tilley, and follow the instructions.

Space is limited.
Reserve your webinar seat now!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

We look forward to talking with you.

Also, applications for those wishing to serve on the SAC are due by JUNE 20TH (not July 20th as was mistakenly noted in the last email to students).

The ASPRS Student Advisory Council

Serve on the ASPRS Student Advisory Council - Submit An Application by June 20th

Submit your application to fill a position on the ASPRS Student Advisory Council

The applications are due by June 20th, 2012.

The ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for talented and motivated students to join us in being the student voice of ASPRS!

SAC is a group of students committed to serving all of the student members of ASPRS.  Our goal is to ensure that ASPRS is a society that both benefits from student involvement and creates opportunities for those students.  Serving on SAC opens doors for you both professionally and personally.

There are currently 5 positions open:
(for full descriptions please see SAC Positions)

You must be an ASPRS Student Member to apply and you must be a student for the full time that you would serve on the Council.  All specified term lengths are the minimums required for that specific position. Unless otherwise noted, each term ends July 1 each year. In addition to assigned responsibilities, you must be able to attend the ASPRS Annual Conference and the majority of SAC teleconferences which are held once a month.

· Deputy Chair (serves for 2 years, one as deputy chair, one as chair)
· Deputy Education and Professional Development Councilor (serves for 1 year, then moves up to councilor position)
· Deputy Communications Councilor (serves for 1 year, then moves up to councilor position)
· Networking Councilor (serves for 1 year)
· Deputy Networking Councilor (serves for 1 year, then moves up to councilor position)

There are perks to being selected as a SAC councilor. You will automatically be granted a Student Assistant Position for the Annual and Fall Specialty Conferences. This means complimentary conference and exhibit registration, complimentary accommodations, and a $100 stipend at the end of each conference week.

If you are interested, please fill out the application form and send it, and supporting documentation, to Kim Tilley at kimt (at) asprs (dot) org by June 20th.  Please email me if you have any questions or would like additional information. We would like to have our positions filled by July 1st.

1st IUFRO Learning Initiative - Precision Forestry Summer School

Dear Friends,

IUFRO Task Force 'Education in Forest Sciences' would like to announce a specially designed educational event - IUFRO Learning Initiatives that will be held on August 5-15 in Warsaw (Poland). Top tutors, including e.g. prof. Hans Heinimann, will guide the participants of the course throughout the newest concepts and approaches of precision forestry.

We encourage you to join that event as it is an exceptional opportunity to get acquainted with both top science and top scientists as well as a great chance to widen your own perspective on things that will shape the forestry of the future. IUFRO Learning Initiatives is high quality education in friendly atmosphere and with interesting people around.

Please check our web page which is continuously updated:

IUFRO TF EFS Learning Initiative Organizing Committee Chair
Krzysztof Stereńczak

Katedra Urządzania Lasu, Geomatyki i Ekonomiki Leśnictwa,
Wydział Leśny,
Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie

Department of Forest Management, Geomatics and Economics
Faculty of Forestry
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)