Gilberto Câmara

Senior Researcher, Earth Observation Directorate, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

Gilberto Câmara is a Senior Researcher at the Earth Observation Directorate at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). He leads INPE’s R&D team on Geoinformatics and Environmental Modelling. From December 2005 to May 2012, he was INPE’s general director. He established a free and open access policy for INPE’s data and guided INPE’s team to achieve big advances in forest monitoring by satellite. In the REDD-PAC project, Mr. Câmara works on producing land change data for Brazil, on data and software integration for the project, on establishing future scenarios for land policy in Brazil, and on linking between IIASA models and INPE modelling tools.