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On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRS-S), I would like to warmly welcome you to IGARSS 2010 in Honolulu! This year is a very special one, since we are commemorating the 30th anniversary of IGARSS. Since the first IGARSS in Washington, DC, a revolution has taken place in the technologies, data processing and applications of remote sensing. With the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites in orbit, the upcoming Global Monitoring for Environmental and Security (GMES) satellites, the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), the new set of U.S. Earth observing missions as recommended by the U.S. National Research Council (the so-called U.S. Decadal Survey missions), Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) initiative, etc., remote sensing data play a most important and indispensable role in providing reliable information to address environmental issues, sustainable development, study of global climate change, geoscience research and the monitoring of natural disasters. Our Society is proud to have actively contributed to shaping these exciting developments in the remote sensing field. IGARSS, our annual symposium, is recognized today as a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends in your research area and making contacts with the international remote sensing community.