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International Relations Affairs

International Agreements:

INPE maintains scientific cooperation with the following countries and institutions:

Argentina
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Cooperation Program National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Environmental Tests for SAOCOM-1A and SAOCOM-1B Missions. 12/28/2006 Up to 2 years after the release date for SAOCOM 1B.
Letter of Agreement Faculty of Sciences and Technology - National University of Tucuman Academic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation. 19/03/2015 18/03/2020
Canada
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Letter of Intent University of Western Ontario Cooperation activities in research and education. 10/27/2010 10/27/2013, after a 3 year period the agreement will be automatically renewed.
China
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Memorandum of Understanding, additional Protocol to the Framework agreement between the Governments of Brazil and China China Resources Satellite Application Center (CRESDA); China Commission on Science, Technology and National Defense Industry(COSTIND); China National Space Administration (CNSA) CBERS PROGRAM: Application of the images of CBERS satellite series. 10/18/2004 10/18/2009, renewable for periods of five years.
Letter of Intent Center for Space Science and Applied Research (CSSAR) Support for Research Infrastructure for the International Meridian Circle Program (IMCP) and for the Brazilian Study and Monitoring of the Space Weather (EMBRACE), as well as joint research in Space Science. 3/16/2011 3/16/2016, automatically renewable for periods of five years.
Memorandum of Understanding Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and Ministry of Science and Technology of China Creation of Joint Centre for Meteorological Satellites (Brazil-China Joint Center for meteorological satellites). 6/21/2012 6/21/2017
Cooperation Program National Space Science Center (NSSC) Agreement established between the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the National Space Science Center (NSSC) for a joint cooperative effort to implement research on common scientific goals and cooperation programs on space weather through the establishment of a China-Brazil Joint Laboratory for Space Weather at INPE. 8/6/2014 Not Appplicable
Term of Adjustment National Space Science Center (NSSC) Implementation of the Work Plan laid out in Annex 1 of the Cooperative Program regarding the establishment of a China-Brazil Joint Laboratory for Space Weather at INPE, specifically, it is concerned with the installation of a Potassium-Rayleigh LIDAR at INPEs facility in Santa Maria. 11/03/2016 Not Appplicable
France
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Agreement on Intellectual Property for Research National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Agreement on intellectual property under FAPESP Process Number 2015/50541-3. 9/9/2016 9/8/2018
France/Germany/Netherlands
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Consortium Agreement Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), o French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), o Institut de Recherche pour le Dveloppement (IRD), a Technical University of Munich (TUM), o Potsdam-Institut fr Klimafolgenforschung e.V (PIK), e o Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen Environmental Research (ALTERRA) Project CLIMAX - Climate Services Through knowledge Co-Production: A Euro-South American Initiative For Strengthening Societal Adaptation Response to Extreme Events 27/02/17 26/02/22
Germany
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Cooperation Program German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)/INPE (as executor) Implementation of the Acridicon Project Chuva: the Amazon Campaign 7/23/2014 7/23/2017
Letter of Agreement University of Applied Sciences Jena (Jena EAH) Academic Cooperation 3/10/2016 Not Applicable
Cooperation Program German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)/INPE (as executor) DDevelopment of a Fire Monitoring Program for Satellite - SAFIM 5/13/2016 5/12/2019
India
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Memorandum of Understanding India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Cooperation in the Area of Exploration and Use of Outer Space-Study of the Equatorial Ionosphere-Thermosphere System through radar measures for and operating digisondes in Brazil and India. 02/01/2002 02/28/2007, renewable for periods of five years.
Cooperation Program Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Reception and distribution of the Resourcesat salellites data. 8/8/2014 8/7/2017
International Organization
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Cooperation Agreement The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization represented by its representation in Brazil (FAO/BRAZIL) Promote and support the development of joint actions, dissemination of innovative methodologies and geotechnology for monitoring and forest cover, and also capacity-building activities related to the use of remote sensing data. 4/22/2014 4/22/2019
Memorandum of Understanding The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Ensure cooperation between FAO and INPE through consultation, coordination of efforts, mutual assistance and joint actions in areas of common interest between them. 12/10/2009 The agreement will remain valid as long as there is interest on both sides.
Memorandum of Understanding International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) Scientific cooperation in Relativistic Astrophysics. 3/14/2013 3/13/2018
Term of Cooperation Permanent Secretariat of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA) Joint development of regional technical cooperation actions and provision of methodologies and technologies under the forest cover monitoring project in the Amazon region. 7/17/2013 7/16/2018
Cooperation Agreement ECMWF Europen Centre for Mdium-Range Weather Forecasts Co-operation for mutual benefit, particularly in the field of numerical weather prediction 01/08/2017 31/07/2022
Italy
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Letter of Intent University of Padova, Department of Information Engineering Cooperation in research on the effects of space radiation. 4/19/2012 Not Applicable
Japan
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Letter of Intent Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Promotion and evaluation of a possible partnership in terms of use of data from Earth observation satellites to monitor tropical forests. 11/8/2010 Not Applicable
Mozambique
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Memorandum of Understanding Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Mozambique (MESCT) and Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT)/INPE (as executor) Installation of a hydrological and environmental monitoring system in Mozambique using satellites. 12/23/2002 Not Applicable
Netherlands
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Letter of Intent Stichting Deltares Cooperation in the field of studies of coastal waters, inland and groundwater for engineering purposes, and scientific management. 10/11/2013 Not Applicable
Letter of Intent TU Delft Space Institute Academic and Scientific Cooperation. 9/5/2016 Not Applicable
United Kingdom
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Letter of Intent University of Southampton Academic and Scientific Cooperation. 6/13/2016 Not Applicable
Letter of Intent University of Surrey Academic and Scientific Cooperation. 7/6/2016 Not Applicable
Letter of Intent University of Exeter Academic and Scientific Cooperation. 7/30/2014 Not Applicable
Agreement on Intellectual Property for Research University of Leeds Agreement on Intellectual Property Under the Project Entitled "Brazil's Biomes-Resilience, Recovery and Diversity: BIO-RED. 9/20/2013 9/19/2018
Collaboration Agreement MET OFFICE/CEMADEN/INPA Implementation of the project Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil (CSSP Brazil) 12/01/2016 11/30/2019
USA/France
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Memorandum of Understanding (extension) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA), Research Institute for development (IRD, France) and METEO FRANCE (France) Implementation and maintenance of the network of buoys Anchored to Pilot Research in Tropical Atlantic-Pirate: a partnership in Climate Research and Ocean Observation. 7/28/2014 7/27/2019
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USA
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Supplementary Adjustment National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Feasibility study of technical and scientific potential Brazilian contribution to the GPM mission-Global Precipitation Measurement. 10/27/2011 10/27/2021
Memorandum of Understanding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sharing Environmental data and products; Analysis and dissemination of Environmental Data; Cooperation and Use of the Infrastructure and Development of Applications and Scientific Research. 08/04/2009 08/04/2019
Supplementary Adjustment National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Ozone Cooperation Mission. 10/27/2011 10/26/2021
Letter of Intent Brazil-Florida Chamber of Commerce (BFCC) and Florida International Business School (FIBS) Explore opportunities for joint cooperation in the fields of aerospace, aerospace innovation, technological projects and education, as well as exchange of personnel and information that benefit both parties. 6/11/2014 Not Applicable
Letter of Intent Institute for Scientific Research at Boston College Academic and Scientific Cooperation in the field of Aeronomy. 8/15/2014 Not Applicable
Cooperation Program The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperation in the use of USAs remote sensing satellite data. 10/21/2014 Will be valid for the entire operational life of the satellites that were object of the agreement.
Supplementary Adjustment Signatories:
United States Government and Brazil Government.
Performers: MCTI/INPE (Brazil) and NASA (USA)
Cooperation in the area of Tropical Precipitation measures Mission (TRMM) of the experiment of large scale biosphere-atmosphere of Amazonia (LBA). 10/27/2011 10/27/2021
Agreement on Information Property Boeing Company Information Protection. 5/19/2013 5/19/2018 Restricted Access
Memorandum of Understanding (Annex 2) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperation in the Cosmic-2 Program. 6/20/2015 4/8/2019
Supplementary Adjustment National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Cooperation in Heliophysics and Space Weather Research. 6/30/2015 6/30/2025
Letter of Intent Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas A&M Academic and Scientific Cooperation 12/1/2015 Not Applicable
Letter of Intent The Digital Globe Foundation Academic and Scientific Cooperation 9/29/2016 9/28/2017
Agreement The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Software license agreement for UCARs CDAAC (Cosmic Data Analysis and Archive Center) Software 9/27/2016 Not Applicable
Memorandum of Understanding The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver Collaboration 6/24/16 6/23/21
Agreement on intellectual Property University of Maryland Agreement on intellectual property for research 1/30/2017 1/29/2019
Software License Agreement INPE - CALTECH (California Institute of Technology) Software license agreement for GIPSY OASIS II (GNSS-Inferred Positioning System and Orbit Analysis Simulation Software) 19/05/2017 18/05/2022
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