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China, Brazil ink MoU on satellite data sharing

China: China and Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which gives both countries direct access to data from the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Program (CBERS). It 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 Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application, and the General Director of Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Gilberto Camara, in the Brazilian city of Sao Jose dos Campos, where the INPE headquarters are located.

“The documents will strengthen the cooperation between both countries on the peaceful use of space technology and define the data policy to distribute the CBERS images,” the INPE said in a statement.CBERS images will be used to monitor the environment, measure deforestation in the Amazon and help urban planning, among others purposes.

Source: Global Times