The Congress of Multipurpose Cadastre and Land Management (COBRAC) – was conceived in 1993, by a group of professors from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) soon after the implementation of the Masters Program in Civil Engineering at the University, moment when it was also created the area of concentration “Multipurpose Technical Cadastre”, in 1991.
COBRAC 2022 is a technical-scientific event, held since 1994 in Florianópolis by UFSC, currently organized by the Postgraduate Program in Transportation Engineering and Territorial Management – PPGTG, the Department of Civil Engineering and the Territory Observation and Transformation Group – GOTT. The Congress is in its 15th edition, being held every two years.
The event also has the support of professors and researchers from other UFSC’s departments and also from other institutions, such as: Department of Geosciences (CFH/UFSC) and Department of Architecture and Urbanism (CTC/UFSC); State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) through the Geoprocessing Laboratory (GeoLab); Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC); Paulista State University (UNESP – Presidente Prudente), Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Florianópolis’ Urban Planning Institute (IPUF), Union Heritage Secretariat, National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) and Federal Revenue Secretariat (SRF).
Over the last editions, the event has earned the status of high quality related to the organization and scientific grid. This is the result of maturing and intense work promoted by the organizing and scientific committees.
The 15th COBRAC will take place in Florianópolis/SC. The post pandemic time requires readjustment. In addition to everyone’s safety, we sought to think about new formats of activities to attract the greatest number of participants.
COBRAC has always been driven by innovation, but now, this needs to be our banner. We will put together a modern, interactive and, above all, creative event, in a hybrid way.
Speakers, debaters and moderators will be present in the studio, forming a small audience, along with local organizing and scientific committees’ members, authorities and some guests. The other participants (speakers, moderators and listeners) will be able to follow the event virtually (online).
The conference program includes oral and poster presentations,, round tables and conferences. National and international lecturers are expected and will discuss current topics of land cadastre in Brazil and worldwide, in order to update the participating public in the area of knowledge that fits the event, where the surveys and management methods, inherent in the multifunctional land cadastre, are essential for an effective regional and urban planning.
Since it is a multidisciplinary event, it has the participation of students from different undergraduate and graduate courses, professors and professionals from the public and private sector from different countries. The expressive participation of the public has been fundamental for the sustainability of the event, which, as previously mentioned, has been held for 28 years.
Once again, it is expected that COBRAC will be a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and show the recent advances in research and technological development in areas related to Multipurpose Cadastre. At the same time, the event aims to provide and renew motivations for participants to continue developing their work, whatever their field of activity in society, and to continue contributing to the strengthening of the cadastral culture.
COBRAC, throughout its trajectory, has become a place for paper publications that discuss the theme in national and international scenarios and has contributed to professional training. The access to debate results allows institutions that manage cadastre to have a critical view in different topics related to territory and land administration. COBRAC has served as the basis for the main advances promoted in our country in terms of land cadaste.