The International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS) is a non-profit and free-membership organization of individuals, institutions and corporations. The society is dedicated to the development of information systems technology for environmental applications. It promotes the international exchange of knowledge in the field of environmental information systems research. The Environmental Geomatics (EG) is one of the technical commissions of the ISEIS, who aims to advance the research, technology and application of spatial information science in environmental management.
The EG is devoted to promoting the most extensive and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, technologies, scientific findings, and general knowledge in the area of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, earth observation, surveying and mapping, digital photogrammetry and image interpretation. The related methods and techniques are being increasingly used by scientists, governmental agencies and environmental NGOs for the assessment, monitoring and management of global resources. The EG’s missions include: (1) contributing to the theoretical foundations of geographic and environmental analysis; (2) promoting the development of new methodologies, algorithms and applications related to earth observation, GIS, geopositioning, spatial analysis, cartography, and environmental system modeling; (3) bridging the gap between knowledge and practice in integrating, managing, mining and visualizing of spatio-temporal data for use in environmental systems analysis; (4) fostering cooperation among academics, standards institutes, users and manufacturers to promote the appropriate and effective use of EG solutions; (5) providing education and training in cutting-edge technologies for spatial analysis and environmental decision support.
The EG now has members employed by academia, government and industry all over the world. A balanced contribution from consultants, practicing engineers, and researchers is sought on engineering solutions, and professional obligations and responsibilities.