Monday, November 06, 2006

GSDI Council Meeting - a success for Europa

Outgoing GSDI President Professor Harlan Onsrud (right) chaired the Council Meeting with Alan R. Stevens (left) of GSDI Secretariat. Image: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2006

Jarmo Ratia is the new President of GSDI Association
The Dutch bid for hosting the GSDI11 introduced by EUROGI Secretary General Joao Geirinhas and Bas Kok of RAVI supported by Intergraph and seconded by HUNAGI received unanimous positive reaction.
The New Members University of Melbourne and INPE were accepted unanimously. According to the rotary practice, nearly 1/3 of the members of the Board of Directors have been changed and the new Members have been elected including representatives of RAVI, ITC, IGM, CIESIN, Universitzy of Melbourne and the Chinese Surveying and Mapping Authority. The Hungarian liasion between CEOS WGISS and GSDI highlighted the identified GEO tasks which could be potentially performed jointly sharing experiences and capacities and enabling synergy. The Chair asked the rapporteur to formulate the recommendation based on further face to face communication with other Council members during the week before the Board Meeting scheduled on Friray, 10th of November. Fraser Taylor pointed out the active participation in GEO task implementation is costly and needs capacity to meet the requirements of sometimes shortly noticed actions with short turnaround time.

New President of the GSDI Association Jarmo Ratia of NLS Finland (right) express his appreciation for the excellent work of the Outgoing President Professor Harlan Onsrud. Image: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2006 (left)

Participants of the 2006 GSDI Council Meeting. Image: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2006


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