National Institute of Space Research
(Brazil)

Name National Institute for Space Research (NISR)
URL http://www.inpe.br/climaespacial/
Established April 2008
ISES Member October 2008
Organization Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
National Institute for Space Research Embrace Program
Staff 35 friends
(3 executive managers, 1 secretary, 1 administrative staff, 8 advisory board members, 6 permanent forecasters, 9 IT professionals, 7 PhD collaborators)
Person in charge Clezio Marcos De Nardin, General Manager of the Embrace Space Weather Program/INPE
Location São José dos Campos, Brazil
Address Av. Dos Astronautas, 1758
PO Box 515
São José dos Campos - SP, Brazil 12.201-015
Contact Clezio Marcos De Nardin
Head of the Embrace Space Weather Program/INPE(clezio.denardin@inpe.br)
Tel: +55 12 3208 7180 - Secretary / +55 12 3208 7055
Fax: +55 12 3208 6990
Additional Info Embrace Mission:
To monitor the Sun-Earth environment, the ionosphere and the ground and to forecast potential influences on technological and economic activities.

Embrace Products:
Sun - Solar activity monitored by isolated radio-telescopes and Solar decimetric array telescope, ranging from 40 MHz to 40 GHz levels the level of solar activity.

Solar-terrestrial relationships and Earth´s magnetosphere -cosmic ray fluxes monitored by muons detectors offer clues for the enhancements of the solar activity variability.

Ionosphere - radio scintillation, total electron content and several other ionospheric parameters obtained by GPS receivers and ionosondes. Ground - electric and magnetic field sensors to monitor ionospheric currents and ground induced currents during magnetic storms.

Database and dissemination - Embrace operation center data are available to the public at http://www.inpe.br/climaespacial.