IEEE GRSS signs MoUs with IEEE AP-S and IEEE MTT-S to strengthen collaboration and cooperation
Chicago – On June 17, 2023, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) signed separate agreements with two of its IEEE sister societies aimed at renewing focus on joint membership development and professional activities.
Dr. Mariko Burgin, president of the IEEE GRSS signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Prof. Stefano Maci, president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), and entered into another MoU with Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho, president of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).
Through the MoUs, the parties will facilitate knowledge exchange and enable the dissemination of best practices, research findings, and industry trends through joint technical or social meetings that can be organized within the local chapters. Both sister societies will jointly work with GRSS in recruiting new members and encourage current members to become members of both Sister Societies. In addition, the parties will explore the possibility of a joint distinguished lecturer program and jointly-sponsored special issues programs.
The sister societies also agreed to promote each other’s community in conferences, meetings and trade shows. This will enhance visibility within the relevant fields and allow members’ access to events exclusively organized by the signatory sister society.
Speaking on the occasion, Burgin said the MoU signings were significant occasions since the IEEE societies will be able to offer an array of promising prospects for each society’s members. Aside from the wealth of expertise, resources, and networks that will be shared through these collaborative agreements, Burgin is optimistic that new ideas and inter-society activities will flourish.
Thanking the AP-S and MTT-S for this joint partnership with GRSS, Burgin reiterated that these agreements will be a positive stop toward synergistic growth and enrich each society’s operations contributing to the overall success and impact of GRSS together with AP-S and