RSPC News - April 2021

April 1, 2021
Drone Registration and Operator Accreditation Now Required

More than 22,000 drones have now been registered with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and over 13,000 operator accreditations have been issued since opening on 30 September 2020.


From 28 January of this year, there are some changes which are required to operate drones for business or as part of your job. Fines apply so make sure you check out the CASA website to check what is required.

To complete drone work for business or as part of your job the following applies:

  • drone registration
  • operator accreditation or Remote Pilot License (RePL)

Find out more here:

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to extend a warm welcome to new members to SSSI and the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission.

  • Christine Donkin, QLD
  • Edward Tsang, QLD
  • Joan Li    QLD
  • Bader Alshehri, SA
  • Christopher Geary, VIC
  • Amir Allahrirdi-Zadeh, WA

ISPRS Congress 2021 Digital | Face-to-face Congress in 2022

The message below has been emailed to SSSI members. If you missed it, please see the message from Christian Heipke, ISPRS President and Nicolas Paparaoditis, ISPRS Congress Director:

Dear all,

As you will see from the links ( postponement note & postponement rationale ), Council has decided to run the 2021 edition of the XXIV Congress digitally only, and to organise a physical meeting in 2022. It was also decided to postpone the General Assembly and the hand-over of all officer positions until June 2022, and to shift the ISPRS meeting cycle by two years. This means that the next Symposia are now planned to take place in 2024, and the Congress following the one in 2022 will be organised in 2026. A rationale for these decision can also be found here.

We would like to thank you all for what you have done for ISPRS during the current term, and we hope to meet you in person in Nice in summer 2022.

Yours sincerely,
Christian Heipke, ISPRS President &
Nicolas Paparaoditis, ISPRS Congress Director


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