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Production, visualization and analysis of large volumes of remote sensing images modeled as multidimensional data cubes for the entire Brazilian territory.

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What is Brazil Data Cube?

Brazil Data Cube is a research, development and technological innovation project of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil. It is producing data sets from big volumes of medium-resolution remote sensing images for the entire national territory and developing a computational platform to process and analyze these data sets using artificial intelligence, machine learning and image time series analysis.

Brazil Data Cube is part of the “Environmental Monitoring of Brazilian Biomes project“, funded by the Amazon Fund through the financial collaboration of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications (FUNCATE) no. 17.2.0536.1 .

 <strong>Video: Overview of the Brazil Data Cube project.</strong>

Video: Overview of the Brazil Data Cube project.

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Brazil Data Cube’s team attended the XX Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto – XX SBSR-2023

The Brazil Data Cube team actively participated in the XX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing – XX SBSR 2023, in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, from April 2nd to 5th. During the event, the team was involved in several activities, starting on April 2nd, where the mini-course “Earth Observation Data Cubes and Analysis of Image Time Series” …

The BDC team received researcher from the Swiss Data Cube Project

In March 2023, the BDC team hosted Gregory Giuliani for two weeks. Gregory is the Head of the Digital Earth Unit and the Swiss Data Cube Project Leader at GRID-Geneva of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences. During his visit, Gregory participated …

Brazil Data Cube team presented a mini-course at SBSR-2023

The Brazil Data Cube project team gave a mini-course on “Earth Observation Data Cubes and Time Series Analysis of Remote Sensing Images” at the 20th Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR-2023) in Florianópolis, SC on April 2nd, 2023. The course, which lasted 8 hours, aimed to provide an introduction to the concepts of Earth observation …

Mosaics generated from Sentinel-2 images by the Brazil Data Cube project

The Brazil Data Cube (BDC) project team releases two new mosaics of the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes. These mosaics were produced using the BDC project technologies, the software DataCubeBuilder and the surface reflectance images of the Sentinel-2 data cubes of 16 days with spatial resolution of 10 meters. To select the best cloud-free and …

TerraClass Cerrado launches mapping produced with technologies and data from the Brazil Data Cube project.

The TerraClass Cerrado project released on December 15, 2022, a mapping of land use and land cover in the biome for the year 2020, produced using technologies and data from the Brazil Data Cube project. This mapping was generated using time series analysis extracted from large volumes of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery data cubes and artificial …

Brazil Data Cube team attends at Brazilian Symposium on Geoinformatics (GEOINFO 2022)

The Brazil Data Cube project team attends the XXIII Brazilian Symposium on GeoInformatics (GEOINFO 2022) that is happening at INPE (National Institute for Space Research) this week.  The BDC team taught the mini course “Brazil Data Cube – Earth Observation Data Cubes and Image Time Series Analysis” to 28 symposium participants. The event started yesterday, 28th and runs …

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Surface reflectance image collections, multidimensional data cubes, mosaics and classifications, and land cover and use samples

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Brazil Data Cube project reference paper

Earth Observation Data Cubes for Brazil: Requirements, Methodology and Products – En

by Karine R. Ferreira,Gilberto R. Queiroz,Lubia Vinhas,Rennan F. B. Marujo,Rolf E. O. Simoes,Michelle C. A. Picoli,Gilberto Camara,Ricardo Cartaxo,Vitor C. F. Gomes,Lorena A. Santos,Alber H. Sanchez,Jeferson S. Arcanjo,José Guilherme Fronza,Carlos Alberto Noronha,Raphael W. Costa,Matheus C. Zaglia,Fabiana Zioti,Thales S. Korting,Anderson R. Soares,Michel E. D. Chaves andLeila M. G. Fonseca Earth Observation and Geoinformatics Division, National Institute for Space Research …

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