The Society was first known as the Geoscience Electronics Group, formed in 1962. It then became the Geoscience Electronics Society in January 1978. Two years later, the name of the Society was changed to the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), as it is currently known, to more accurately reflect the broad scope of its interests and activities. Since 1981 it has sponsored the highly successful International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) series.

To  promote IEEE GRSS awareness, expand IEEE memberships, increase  participations in IEEE activities among the local community. To  enhance international academic activities, e.g. forum, conference  etc., of GRSS in Shanghai.

Members  will be provided a venue for discussion and interaction and find  potential collaboration opportunities in research. Members will be organized together to conduct plans of our common goal.

IEEE GRSS Shanghai Chapter was established in August, 2015.