Remote sensing –the science and technology of collecting information without actually touching the object– holds an important role among the emerging technologies nowadays. Remote sensing proves to be very versatile; it can be utilized in almost every aspect in modern life. As such, remote sensing is considered as one of the most rapidly-developing technologies. The remarkable trend encourages the establishment of the Center for Remote Sensing ITB (CRS-ITB) in September 21st, 2005.
In our more or less ten years of service, CRS-ITB has contributed in the sustainable development, both scientifically and practically. Our activities encompass the development of numerous application for industrial and governmental practices, development of alternative methods, as well as capacity building activities.
To broaden our network, we are also involved in several associations in Indonesia, such as the Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing (Masyarakat Penginderaan Jauh Indonesia; MAPIN), Indonesian Association of Geologist (Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia; IAGI), Indonesian Association of Geophysicist (Himpunan Ahli Geofisika Indonesia; HAGI), Indonesian Association of Palm (Asosiasi Kelapa Sawit Indonesia; GAPKI IPOA). We are actively establishing many partnerships with other partners, including universities, research centers, governmental department, private companies, and many more.
In addition, we have also participated in several international events, such as Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Internasional Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), International Cartographic Association (ICA)) and many more.
CRS-ITB regularly publishes the Indonesian Book of Remote Sensing (Bunga Rampai Penginderaan Jauh Indonesia), as well as papers and researches both in national and reputable international journals (e.g. International Journal of Remote Sensing, PLOS One, IEEE, International Journal of Tomography and Simulation, Journal of Sensors, JARQ Quarterly).