Description: The IEEE GRSS David Landgrebe Award is a GRSS career award, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing image analysis. The contributions shall be related to at least one of the following fields: classification, image analysis, feature extraction, change detection, data fusion, data mining, etc.

Administration: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS)

Eligibility: The Special Awards Committee may give preference to candidates who:

  • are an IEEE GRSS member
  • are pivotal and have performed significant contributions to the analysis of remote sensing images in recent years
  • published their results in IEEE GRSS journals or conferences.

Eligibility and the selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Award Items: Certificate

Frequency: The award shall be presented biennially to one recipient, provided a qualified candidate is nominated.

Funds: The award is funded by the IEEE GRSS. The society’s budget includes the amount for this award administration AND the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.

Nominee Solicitation: The nomination package must be submitted by an IEEE GRSS member, consisting of the following:

  • a nomination letter, no more than 4 pages in length, clearly identifying, with evidence and references, the contributions and the impact of the candidate’s work
  • a complete curriculum vitae of the candidate
  • at least 2 recommendation letters from individuals familiar with the candidate’s achievements

Award Committee: The nominations are evaluated and ranked by the IEEE GRSS Special Awards Committee. The IEEE GRSS AdCom approves the award at its spring meeting.

Selection/Basis for Judging: Quality, significance and impact of the candidate activities; quantity of contributions; duration of significant activity; presence in the GRSS community. The award is presented only once to an individual.

Presentation: The award shall be presented at IGARSS or a GRSS co-sponsored specialty symposium in the field of analysis of remote sensing images such as Whispers, Multitemp or JURSE.

Publicity: A feature publication will be published in the GRSS Magazine.

Schedule: The following schedule shall be the guideline for the Awards Cmte chair:

Dec. 15 nominations are due for awards in the following year
Dec. 20 all nominations sent out to the Special Awards Cmte
Feb. 15 evaluations received from the GRSS Special Awards Cmte
Feb. AdCom approval of the candidate by GRSS AdCom
March 1 notify recipient, request biographical sketch and photo
April 1 order certificate and plaque with citation from IEEE, and send signatures of both GRS-S President and Awards Committee Chair to IEEE Headquarters (allow 2 months)
Presentation awards presentation at IGARSS or a GRSS co-sponsored specialty symposium in the field of analysis of remote sensing images such as Whispers, Multitemp or JURSE (Reception, Plenary, Banquet .)
After Presentation Prepare material for GRSS Magazine immediately after award presentation

Last Update: July 5, 2017