We are proud to announce that our coordinator prof. Paolo Gamba has received the 2021 IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award during the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 IEEE GRSS Symposium (IGARSS 2021) on Monday, July 12th. The award is assigned annually to GRSS members who distinguish themselves by giving exceptional contributions to the progress of the Society. Prof. Gamba has recently ended his term as GRSS President, and as a past-president he still holds a key role in the Society and continues pursuing its objectives of benefiting society through science, engineering, applications, and education in remote sensing and geosciences.

IGARSS is probably the largest conference in the remote sensing scientific community, held annually at different locations across the globe. This year it was planned in Brussels, Belgium, but concerns for the pandemic situation convinced the organizers it to move it to a full-online format.