IEEE Geoscience Electronics Group (G-GE) and Geoscience and Remotes Sensiong Society (GRSS) Chapter History

The first Chapter of the G-GE was formed in Houston, Texas with approval on December 11, 1962. The Chairman of that chapter was L. B. McManis.

By 1968 activity had expanded to five regular chapters located in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, Tulsa and Providence. In 1968, the Houston Chapter was chaired by R. J. Schwartz, the Los Angeles Chapter by Martin N. Kaplin, the Washington Chapter by Edward W. Bisone, the Tulsa Chapter by John L. Shanks and the Providence, Rhode Island Chapter by Arthur S. Westneat. Since G-GE was one of the smallest IEEE technical societies, attendance at chapter meetings ranged from poor (4 – 5) to excellent (over 30). Chapter chairmen arranged for dinner speakers, local plant tours, and other activities of interest to G-GE members.

-Keith Carver

After the foundation of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 1980 the chapter foundation started new. The first GRSS chapter founded was the Japan Council Chapter on 08.07.82. From this time on the number of GRSS chapters was growing continuously to 30 Chapters on 2011.

In the following table the chapters are listed alphabetically with their date of foundation and the current chapter chair and the chapter membership. GRSS chapters are marked GRS29. Combined chapters list also the other cooperating Societies.

IEEE GRSS Chapter History as of June 20. 2011

Chapter Name Date Formed 2011 Chair Members
Alaska Section, GRS29 19.02.11 Franz J Meyer 22
Atlanta Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29 10.02.94 James C Kerce 103
Australia Capital Terr/New South Wales Jt. GRS29 16.04.10 Xiuping Jia 37
Beijing Section Chapter, GRS29 12.03.98 Chao Wang 112
Boston Section Chapter, GRS29 24.08.95 William J Blackwell 61
Denver Section Jt. Chapter, AP03/MTT17/GRS29 29.06.83 Michael D Janezic 281
Eastern North Carolina Sect Chap,GRS29 13.10.03 Linda B Hayden 42
France Section Chapter, GRS29 13.03.07 Gregoire M Mercier 90
Germany Section Chapter,GRS29 22.05.03 Alberto Moreira 119
Houston Section Jt. Chapt, AP03/MTT17/GRS29/PHO36 29.03.93 Gregory H Huff 123
Islamabad Section Chapter, GRS29 09.06.08 Muhammad U Khattak 5
Italy (Central) Section Chapter,GRS29 17.07.98 Simonetta Paloscia 157
Italy (South) Section Chapter,GRS29 25.04.03 Maurizio Migliaccio
Japan Council Chapter, GRS29 08.07.82 Yoshihisa Hara 174
Metropolitan Los Angeles Section Chapter, GRS29 25.08.09 Erika Podest 43
Nanjing Section Chapter, GRS29 22.02.10 Feng Jiao 10
Ottawa Section Chapter,SP01/OE22/GRS29 06.02.98 Position Vacant 104
Quebec Section Jt Chap,AES10/OE22/GRS29 28.03.05 Position Vacant 13
Rochester/Binghamton/Buffalo/Ithaca/Syracuse,GRS29 27.05.07 Jan Andreas van Aardt 27
Russia Sect,GRS29 20.08.97 Position Vacant 17
Seoul Section Chapter,GRS29 09.07.01 Joong-Sun Won 40
South Africa Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29 08.07.91 Meena D. Lysko 30
Southeastern Michigan Section Chapter,GRS29 18.10.85 Adib Nashashibi 38
Spain Section Chapter, GRS-29 09.11.00 Juan M Lopez-Sanchez 63
Taipei Section Chapter,GRS29 03.05.04 Kun-Pundir-Chen 26
Toronto Chp, VT/CIS/IT12/UFFC/OE22/CS23/GRS/ITS38 19.05.93 Anna T Lawniczak 205
U.K.R.I. Section Chapter,OE22/GRS29 01.09.04 Yong Xue 119
Ukraine,AP/NPS/AES/ED/MTT/GRS (East) 24.05.95 Kostyantyn V Ilyenko 289
Vancouver AES10/GRS29/RL07/PSE43/MTT17/EMC27/AP03 23.05.05 David G Michelson 102
Wa/No. Va Jt Sect Chap,GRS29 18.02.86 James C Tilton 249


Total number of chapters in 6/2011 is 30.

Total number of chapters in 6/2011 is 30.

Total number of chapter members in 6/2011 is 2701.