Former CEO of Spot Image, Former Director General of CNES (French Space Agency), Former Chairman of United Nations COPUOS.
Prof Georg Gartner, Former President of the International Cartographic Association, Professor for Cartography and Geo-Mediatechniques at the Research Group of Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Professor of photogrammetry and remote sensing at Leibniz Universität Hannover, He served as vice president of EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research). He was chair of the German Geodetic Commission (DGKISPRS Secretary General. Currently he serves as ISPRS President.