W6: Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping (PRSM2025)

Workshop Overview

The proposed International Workshop on Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping (PRSM2025) focuses on the latest developments and innovative methods and applications of planetary remote sensing and mapping arising from recent planetary exploration missions. Submissions are invited on, but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Planetary remote sensing techniques and new instrument technologies
  • Planetary topographical mapping from photogrammetry, photoclinometry, laser altimetry.
  • Planetary geomorphology and geology from remote sensing – methods and recent advances.
  • Planetary remote sensing data fusion and synergistic use
  • Machine/deep learning applied to planetary remote sensing and mapping
  • GIS applied to planetary remote sensing data
  • Planetary remote sensing data dissemination, formats, and interoperability
  • Planetary science and exploration mission planning based on remote sensing data – ongoing and imminent missions

Workshop Organizers


Bo Wu

Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations | Department of Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
[email protected]

Bo Wu is the Fiona Cheung Endowed Professor in Spatial Science with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He participated in NASA-funded projects for Mars and Moon exploration missions when he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University in the United States. Since joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he developed innovative 3D topographic mapping and geomorphological analysis techniques and contributed to the landing site mapping and selection for China’s Chang’E-3, Chang’E-4, Chang’E-5 lunar missions, and the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. He received many awards, such as the Outstanding Award for China’s First Mars Exploration Mission from China National Space Administration, Talbert Abrams Award and John Davidson President’s Award from American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and Duane Brown Senior Award from the Ohio State University. He chairs the ISPRS ICWG III/IV “Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping” and serves as Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of six international journals.

Prasun Mahanti

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3603, USA
[email protected]

Prasun Mahanti is the Deputy Principal Investigator of the ShadowCam (NASA/KPLO) onboard the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) satellite, and a Co-Investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). He is the co-chair of the ISPRS ICWG III/IV “Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping”.

Irina Karachevtseva

MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory, Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia
[email protected]

Irina Karachevtseva is head of MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory. She was involved in preparation of Russian mission to Phobos (Phobos-Grunt). She also provided cartographic support to Russian missions to the Moon including Luna-Glob (Luna-25, 27) and planning of future orbital mission Luna-Resource (Luna-26). She is the co-chair of the ISPRS ICWG III/IV “Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping”.

Cristina Re

Italian National Institute for Astrophisics (INAF), Astronomical Observatory of Padova, 35100 Padua, Italy
[email protected]

Cristina Re is involved in the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission as Co-PI of SIMBIO-SYS. She is also actively involved in the scientific activities of CaSSIS, the stereo camera on board the ExoMars TGO as Co-Investigator and with the responsibility of the generation and archiving of the Digital Terrain Models from stereo pairs. She is secretary of the ISPRS ICWG III/ V “Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping”.