The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antônio Raupp, and the scientific advisor to the White House, John Holdren, discussed the results of the 3rd Meeting of the Brazil-US Joint Scientific & Technology Cooperation Commission in Brasilia on Tuesday, March 13. The Joint Commission was established under the auspices of the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology, which is in force since 1986. The first two sessions were held in Washington in July 2006 and November 2009. In this third session, which commenced on Monday (12), the commission examined the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the areas of innovation, technology, oceans, mitigation of natural disasters - including the implementation of the National Center for Natural Disaster Monitoring and Alerts (Cemaden/MCTI) - and dimensions & standardization. It will also discuss the issues of women in science and scientific and academic mobility in the context of the Science without Frontiers program.