The mission of OBT is
to be the scientific and technological leader in the use of Remote Sensing
and Geoprocessing, acquiring a better knowledge of the Brazilian territory and continental sea,
in five areas of performance:
To be a center of international reference in the specification techniques,
evaluation and use of Remote Sensing imaging systems for the tropical
To support the Brazilian space program in the conception, processing and
applications of the earth observation satellites, with emphasis
in the CBERS and MAPSAR programs.
To be a center of international reference in the development of free
software in Image Processing and Geoprocessing.
To maintain a center for generation and diffusion of earth observation satellite images for the Brazilian society.
To be a center of international reference in the environmental
modeling of Brazilian ecosystems area.
Earth Observation Coordination - OBT
National Institute for Space Research - INPE
Avenida dos Astronautas, 1.758 - Jd. Granja - CEP 12227-010
Phone: 55-12-3208-6499 /6459
Fax : 55-12-3208-6460 São José dos Campos - SP - Brasil