- Final Meeting
AMAZALERT examined how global and regional climate and land-use changes will impact Amazonian forests, agriculture, waters, and people; and how these impacts feed back onto climate.
“The AMAZALERT project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 282664, and was co-funded by many national agencies an institutes.”
On Tuesday October 7, around 80 people from the scientific community gathered in the meeting room of the Borari Hotel in Alter-do Chao, Brasil. The main objective was to have a joint meeting of AMAZALERT and ROBIN scientists to exchange knowledge. The focus was on science rather than on policy output: key advances on all the fields covered by the two projects, dilemmas, remaining questions, as well as work by young scientists in the project.
Mateus Batistella from Embrapa welcomed the attendees from both projects and opened the meeting. Bart Kruijt and Terry Parr introduced the projects, and after a coffee break, session 1 started.
For an overview of all sessions and presentations, click here.
A group picture was made before a nice dinner in the Tribal Restaurant started. In the afternoon 3 other sessions were held. In the end a wrap up was made to make the synergies clear between the AMAZALERT and the ROBIN project. The day ended with poster sessions and a joint dinner with entertainment from a folk group.