Use of satellites for environmental solutions informing nations globally (SENSING – Satellites for Environmental Solutions Informing Nations Globally)

Coordinator: Ieda Del’Arco Sanches
Graduate Program: Remote Sensing
Thematic Area: Satellite Applications for Sustainable Development
Countries: South Africa; Germany; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Denmark; Spain; U.S; Finland; France; Netherlands; India; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Mexico; Norway; New Zealand; Peru; Poland; Portugal; UK; Russia; Sweden and Switzerland.

The SENSING project aims to focus efforts on scientific developments capable of solving emerging global problems in the field of environmental change, sustainable development, health and food security. Teachers and students will focus on techniques of environmental monitoring and geoprocessing, development of technologies in image processing and satellite data and services. In this project, we aim to train researchers and professionals, with recognized competence and leadership to act on national issues aligned with global initiatives. Thus, the project will subsidize the formation of scientific leaders with competence to deal with actions and create solutions on international issues such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR Convention), the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The competent action of the leaderships formed with subsidies of this project, through the development of leading research, will strategically assist Brazil to fulfill its international goals established within the National Policy on Climate Change (PNMC – Law 12,187). The research will have a direct impact on the National Strategy for REDD + in Brazil (ENREDD +), which formalises, before Brazilian society and countries signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, actions to prevent and control deforestation and degradation forest promotion, and promotion of sustainable development. The success of this project requires not only the understanding of complex environmental systems, but also the domain of satellite image processing, the knowledge and development of sensors for the monitoring of specific targets and the ability to model such systems. The goals include: 1) Promote advanced research and technological development in Earth observation; 2) Provide excellence in higher education and technical training in the area of satellite applications; 3) Communicate scientific results to society; 4) Promote the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge in the areas of knowledge in line with the demands of Brazilian and international society.

Team Project

NameInstitutionCountryGraduate Course
Antônio Miguel Vieira Monteiro INPE Brazil SER / CAP / CST
Camilo Daleles Rennó INPE Brazil SER / CST
Cláudia Maria de Almeida INPE Brazil SER
Cláudio Clemente Faria Barbosa INPE Brazil SER
Douglas Francisco Marcolino Gherardi INPE Brazil SER
Evlyn Márcia Leão de Moraes Novo INPE Brazil SER
Ieda Del’Arco Sanches INPE Brazil SER
Leila Maria Garcia Fonseca INPE Brazil SER / CAP
Lênio Soares Galvão INPE Brazil SER
Liana Oighenstein Anderson Center for Natural Disaster Monitoring and Alert (CEMADEN) Brazil SER
Luciano Ponzi Pezzi INPE Brazil SER / MET
Luiz Eduardo Oliveira e Cruz de Aragão INPE Brazil SER
Márcio de Morisson Valeriano INPE Brazil SER
Maria Isabel Sobral Escada INPE Brazil SER / CST
Milton Kampel INPE Brazil SER
Sidnei João Siqueira Sant’Anna INPE Brazil SER / CAP
Silvana Amaral Kampel INPE Brazil SER / CST
Thales Sehn Korting INPE Brazil SER / CAP
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro INPE Brazil SER
Fernando Del Bom Espírito Santo University of Leicester U.K. Foreign


Working missions abroad
20193 R$ 46.266,00
20202 R$ 30.844,00
20212 R$ 30.844,00
20222 R$ 30.844,00
Total R$ 138.798,00
Project maintenance
2019R$ 10.000,00
2020 R$ 10.000,00
2021 R$ 10.000,00
2022 R$ 10.000,00
Total R$ 40.000,00


Year Types Qty Amount
2019 PhD Internship (12 months) 3 R$ 228.830,40
2019 Foreign Experienced Postdoc Fellow (36 months) 2 R$ 354.621,16
2020 PhD Internship (12 months) 3 R$ 228.830,40
2021 PhD Internship (12 months) 3 R$ 228.830,40
2022 PhD Internship (12 months) 3 R$ 228.830,40
Total R$ 1.269.942,76