Our Mission

To foster an understanding of remote sensing science. Emphasis is placed on developing a meaningful dialogue among geographers interested in understanding and applying remote sensing technology in research, instruction, public service, and private enterprise.
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  • Kin M. Ma, Grand Valley State University - Chair (2013-15)
    makinm67 at
  • Le Wang, State University of Buffalo - Vice-Chair (2013-15)
    lewang at
  • Michaela Buenemann, New Mexico State University - Secretary / Treasurer (2013-15)
    elabuen at
  • Yuhong He, University of Toronto - Director (2012-14)
    yuhong.he at
  • Brian Wardlow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Director (2011-15)
    bwardlow2 at
  • Jane Read, Syracuse University - Awards Chair (2011-14)
    jaread at
  • Alok Sahoo, Princeton University - RSSG Session Organizer (2012-14)
    asahoo at
  • Iliyana Dobreva, Texas A & M University - Student Co-Director (2013-2015)
    Iliyanad at
  • Lindsay Deel, West Virginia University - Student Co-Director (2010-2014)
    lindsay.deel at
  • Chris Halvorsen - Webmaster (2009-present)
List of past RSSG chairs


The RSSG is a specialty group within the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and membership is obtained through the AAG. Dues are $5 for Regular Membership and $1 for Student Membership.


The RSSG bylaws are available here.