Membership Options

Membership is open to professionals and students with varying levels of academic accomplishment and work experience.

Member and Senior Member grades recognize those who have achieved professional proficiency, as demonstrated by degrees received and/or work experience. IEEE Fellow grade is reserved for those Senior Members with unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred only by invitation of the IEEE Board of Directors.

Full Membership is available to those professionals that have demonstrated competence in an IEEE field. To apply, complete a Member Application Form and select GRSS as an additional Society Membership.

A Student Member must carry at least 50% of a normal, full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE designated fields. Student Member fees are extremely low, and benefits are equal to those of Member grade. To apply, complete a Student Member Application Form and select GRSS as an additional Society Membership.

For direct admission or transfer to Senior member grade, a candidate must have ten years of professional practice. (Educational experience is credited toward the requirement, according to a sliding scale.) Senior Members receive a handsome plaque, a $25 certificate toward one new Society membership, eligibility for Fellow Grade nomination, and other benefits. To apply, complete a regular member application form, select GRSS as an additional Society Membership, and include a Senior Member Reference Form.

Affiliate Membership is available to those professionals who seek to affiliate themselves with GRSS but do not seek IEEE membership. Affiliates of GRSS enjoy full benefits of the Society, including monthly, on-line access to the Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, as well as the quarterly Newsletter and reduced conference fees. To apply, complete an Affiliate Member Application Form.