China and Brazil Share Data

By on 13 May, 2010

China and Brazil have signed an agreement that gives both countries direct access to data from the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Program. CBERS is a jointly operated remote sensing system for agriculture, meteorology and the environment.

The document was signed by the Xu Wen, president of the China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application, and the general director of Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Gilberto Camara.

The documents will strengthen the co-operation between both countries on the peaceful use of space technology, and define the data policy to distribute the CBERS images," said an INPE statement.

CBERS images will be used to monitor the environment, measure deforestation in the Amazon and help urban planning.

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