The Instrumentation Laboratory for Aquatic Systems (LabISA) was created in late
2013 by researchers from both Remote Sensing (DSR) and Image Processing (DPI)
divisions of the Earth Observation Coordination (OBT) of the National Institute
for Space Research (INPE). It was motivated by the increasing number of studies
focused on the application of remote sensing for assessing physical, chemical
and biological properties of inland waters, by recent technological advances
and by the growing demand of the rational use of fresh water.
Within this context, the OBT/INPE acquired a set of equipment to carry out
optical and limnological measurements in aquatic environments, using funds
available for research projects promoted by FAPESP, CNPq and ANEEL / FURNAS.