Gilberto Câmara, a researcher of the National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE), became a member of the Science Advisory Board, which was created by Creative Commons (CC), a nonprofit NGO that promotes the sharing of artistic, scientific and creative works.
Headquartered in San Francisco, United States, CC promotes licenses that allow copying and open sharing of works. The satellite images distributed by the Data Center of Remote Sensing of INPE, as well as maps of its Amazon monitoring programs DETER and PRODES, for instance, are available online by means of a CC license.
"The invitation to join the Science Advisory Board is a result of an international recognition for my leadership in promoting broad dissemination of scientific data, whether produced by INPE or those generated by other institutions in Brazil and abroad," said Gilberto Câmara.
Besides the invitation of CC, Gilberto Câmara has also just been named part of the Editorial Board of "Anthropocene," a new journal that addresses global changes focusing on the interaction between human and nature, as well as the influence of human activities in the environment. For the researcher, this is more a recognition of the importance of INPE’s team work in Global Change.
Gilberto Câmara graduated in Electronic Engineering for the Aeronautics Technology Institute (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA), also has a Master's Degree and PhD in Computer Science for INPE. As leader of R&D in GIS and Image Processing at INPE, defends the worldwide distribution of medium-resolution satellite data and is responsible for establishing a policy of open access to data on deforestation and images of CBERS satellites. He is also a professor of INPE's graduate programs in Applied Computer Science and Earth System Science.