What: “Monitoring Deforestation from the Ground to the Cloud”, a workshop by Imazon and Google When: November 8-10, 2011, from 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Google Sao Paolo Office, Sao Paolo, Brazil Who should attend?: This workshop is intended for participants who want to learn more about Imazon’s Deforestation Alert System, powered by Google Earth Engine
Jump in deforestation in Mato Grosso in 2011 according to Imazon, a research institute. IBAMA, Brazil’s equivalent of the EPA, is suspending 1,300 planned operations for 2011 in order to concentrate on curbing a spike in regional deforestation through a two-pronged strategy of greater institutional presence and reciprocal agreements with local municipal governments.
Analysis by Imazon, a research institute, has confirmed a huge surge in deforestation in a critical part of the Brazilian Amazon. Imazon’s satellite-based deforestation detection system recorded a near doubling in forest clearing in the state of Mato Grosso from August 2010-April 2011 over the year-earlier period. The findings are significant because Mato Grosso, which
The ceiling fans spinning at full speed were not enough to cool the room, but the farmers gathered in Irituia’s town hall are used to the oppressive heat of the Amazon.
While nearly 44 percent of the Brazilian Amazon has protected status, poor management and limited oversight make many areas susceptible to human encroachment and development, including logging and ISA/Imazon.