National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA)
Created in 1952 and implemented in 1954 - the National Amazon Research Institute (INPA) - over the years, it has been conducting scientific studies of the physical environment and living conditions of the Amazon region to promote human well-being and social development. regional economy. Currently, INPA is a world reference in Tropical Biology.
INPA's early years were characterized by research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora. Today, the challenge is to sustainably expand the use of Amazonian natural resources.
To meet the challenge, the Institute has the general Coordinations of Training, Administration, Strategic Actions, Extension, and four Research Coordinations acting on the following focuses: Environmental Dynamics, Society, Environment and Health; Technology and Innovation and Biodiversity.
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INPA also has four research centers located in the states of Acre, Roraima, Pará and Rondônia.
Future Mission and Vision
Organ of Direct Administration of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Institute of Amazonian Research / INPA - was created with the purpose of carrying out the scientific study of the physical environment and living conditions of the Amazon region, with a view to human well-being. and the claims of culture, economy and national security.
Its mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge and technology, and to train human resources for the development of the Amazon.
Over the course of six decades, it has taken on increasing responsibility in the task of producing knowledge, establishing a commitment to sustainable development, the protection of the environment and its ecosystems, expanding studies on biodiversity, sociodiversity, forest and water resources.
Being a modern institute, recognized by the national and international scientific community and Brazilian society, for the relevance of its research on the Amazon, and recognized as a subsidy provider for regional development public policies.See more