|Milan||KONECNY||ICA / Czech Republic|
|Sisi||ZLATANOVA||ISPRS / The Netherlands|
|Shupeng||CHEN||P. R. China|
|Orhan||ALTAN||ISPRS / Turkey|
|Alessandro||ANNONI||JRC / Italy|
|Mohammed Abdullah||AL ZAFFIN||United Arabian Emirates|
|Manaf Ahmed||AL SADA||Qatar|
|Santiago||BORRERO||PAIGH / Colombia|
|Keith||CLARK||USA / United Kingdom|
|Ian||DOWMAN||ISPRS / United Kingdom|
|Steeve||EBENER||WHO / Switzerland|
|John||van GENDEREN||The Netherlands|
|Abdul||KADIR bin TAIB||Malaysia|
|Milan V.||DRÁPELA||MU Brno|
|Jan||DUBEN||MPO ČR Praha|
|Jiří||HRADEC||MŽP ČR Praha|
|Ida||OLŠOVÁ – SOUČKOVÁ||MU Brno|
|Tomáš||PEŇÁZ||VŠB - TU Ostrava|
Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties (Law, Medicine, Science, Arts, Education, Economics, Informatics, Social Studies, Sports Studies) with more than 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been marked by a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravia Region.
The Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography (LGC) was established in 1992. LGC follows in the tradition of education in the field of GIS established at the Department of
The International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the world authoritative body for cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps. The mission of ICA is to promote the discipline and profession of cartography in an international context. The Association works with national and international governmental and commercial bodies and with other international scientific societies to achieve these aims:
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is an internation NGO devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of knowledge and education in the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (P&RS&SIS), their integration and application, to contribute to the well being of humanity and sustainability of the environment. The ISPRS membership comprises national organizations and professional Societies representing over 100 nations and regions covering all continents.
The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organization, principally for promotion of academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration. The purpose of the society is to promote international cooperation on the Digital Earth vision, and enable the Digital Earth technology to play key roles inter alia, in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of human being's living standard.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly's only committee dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
UNOOSA is also responsible for implementing the Secretary-General's responsibilities under international space law and maintaining the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space.
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal : to build peace in the minds of men.
Today, UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields. In short, UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 193* Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.
*As of October 2007
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a department (Directorate-General, DG) of the European Commission providing independent scientific and technological support for EU policy-making. It works closely on the development of EU legislation with the relevant Commission services, such as the Agricultural, Enterprise, Environment, and Health and Consumer Protection DGs. Knowledge comes from specific application- and issue-oriented research within the seven JRC Institutes and close co-operation with over 1000 public and private organisations in 150 networks in Member State and applicant countries. The JRC also liases with non-EU and global scientific and standard-setting bodies.
MU (LGC) in cooperation with JRC Ispra and EC DG's, ICA, ISPRS, ISDE and UNOOSA
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