Key institutions

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)

Type of Institution:

Government agency

Work field:


  • Vulnerability and impact analysis


Argentina, Brazil, Mexico


The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) is a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, whose main goals are fostering scientific research and technological applications and qualifying personnel in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, space engineering, and space technology. INPE develops researching and activities in the fields of meteorological sciences, meteorology by satellite, weather forecasting, and climate. The operational activities for weather and climate forecasting are carried out with the operation of a supercomputer, which renders possible reliable weather and climate forecasting within a reasonable notice. In addition, INPE involves scientific and technological knowledge in the fields of remote sensing and geoprocessing, natural resources survey and environmental monitoring. It carries out activities in the fields of researching, development and applications in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing.