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The project has been steered from its inception by Dr Dirk Troost of UNESCO. The five DOS-based modules (1989-1996) were collated and edited by Professor Ian Robinson and Dr David Blackburn. These three, along with Dr Richard Callison and Malcolm Dobson of Pharos Scientific Ltd who wrote the image processing software, and Dr Claire Blackburn who has acted as secretary to steering group meetings and link-person at UNESCO in Paris have provided the driving force for the project. Professor Ian Robinson has also been a prolific contributor of lessons for the modules.

[Steering Committee] Since 1997, the software has been rewritten for Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT) and developed greatly by Malcolm Dobson to provide the increased functionality required for Modules 6 and 7. During this period Dr Alasdair Edwards of the Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies, University of Newcastle coordinated a thematic module on applications of remote sensing to coastal management (Module 7) and established the Bilko web site to allow internet access to the modules. In 1998, Professor John van Genderen at the Division of Applied Geomorphological Survey at ITC in the Netherlands kindly agreed to host the Bilko Secretariat and co-ordinate the day to day running of the UNESCO-Bilko Project.
International Steering Committee members: Back row: Malcolm Dobson, UK; Dr Jesus Morales, Spain; Prof. Ian Robinson, UK; Dr Dirk Troost, UNESCO; Dr Craig Donlon, Italy; Dr Richard Callison, UK. Front row: Prof. John van Genderen, The Netherlands; Dr Vitaly Sytchev, Russia; Dr Alasdair Edwards, UK. Members not present: Dr David Blackburn, France; Dr Sudarshana, India.

Last updated August, 1999