uea

Brief description and previous relevant experience

The Amazonas State University (Universidade do Estado do Amazonas - UEA) was founded in January 2001 (Law 2.637, January 12, 2001). The administration and some units are located in the state´s capital Manaus, but the university is present in 61 of the 62 districts of the state, which has an extension of 1.57 million km². Only few roads exist and the main infrastructure for transport are the rivers. Not all districts can be reached by flight. Presently the university employs around 1000 university teachers, around 12 % have PhD level, and around 30000 students are enlisted.

The main objective of the university is to attend the local demand of skilled manpower, serving the governmental politics and the high need of the Industrial Pool of Manaus (PIM) for qualified personnel. On the contrary to the many private universities the UEA aims to cover the whole state, which is an enormous challenge, logistically and financially.

The Higher Administration, 4 High schools and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humid Tropics (CESTU) are located in Manaus, 5 more Centers for Advanced Studies in the interior of state (Tabatinga, Tefe, Labrea, Itacoatiara, Parintins), and 9 Nuclei for Higher Studies are located also in the interior of the state. In the rest of the districts teaching is done on distance via satellite.

Main tasks in project

Using the GEO-PICTURES and satellite communications systems in question for flooding disaster management

  • Using the systems in question for environmental disaster management

  • Local operations and monitoring center

  • Tight collaboration with Amazonas State Government

  • Using the ASIGN system with in-situ data to improve detection of "issues" from GMES data

  • Tight collaboration with UAB, UNITAR/UNOSAT, KSAT and INPE
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    GMES AND EARTH OBSERVATION COMBINED WITH POSITION BASED IMAGE AND SENSOR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR UNIVERSAL RESCUE, EMERGENCY AND SURVEILLANCE. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROJECT SECRETARIAT AT ANSUR TECHNOLOGIES.