Institut de recherche pour le développement
Fundação Universidade de Brasília
Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Voor Zeeonderzoek
Jacobs University Bremen Ggmbh
Imperial College London
Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Climate change and its implications in the dynamics of the Amazon basin rivers impact directly in the day-to-day life of the local population. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms involved in these processes may provide a valuable basis with a view to set up useful environmental and social policies that would help to mitigate those changes. Furthermore, as the Amazon River basin represents a huge natural laboratory, this scientific initiative may bring together relevant information to understand climate change in a global context.
The CLIM-AMAZON project is a joint Brazilian-European scientific initiative supported by the EU (European Union) through the FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development).
This co-operation aims at fostering exchanges between Brazilian and European scientists in the area of geosciences and environmental studies, by means of scientific meetings, visits of experienced European researchers in Brazil, PhD and Post Doc calls open to European universities proposing to develop new research approaches in the Amazon region, a world-class example for climate research.
In this context, we will study temporal sedimentary records to understand the mechanisms involved in climate and geodynamic changes and the processes involved in dissolved and suspended load evolution of the Amazon River basin from the Miocene (23 Ma) to the present.
EGU 2014 Conference: CLIM-AMAZON Session
The CLIM-AMAZON Project will have a session at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2014 conference in Vienna, Austria (27 April to 02 May 2014). It will deal with the climate and geodynamic changes of the Amazon basin, and it is already posted on the EGU 2014 website under the hydrology (HS9.3) and geomorphology (GM7.9) themes: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/15352.
Don’t loose this good opportunity to divulgate your research results!
See you there!
The CLIM-AMAZON Team.
International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers 2014
Another opportunity to divulgate your research results related to studies developed in the Amazon Basin is the International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers. This event will take place in Manaus, Brazil, from 21 to 25 July 2014. Further information: http://worldslargerivers.boku.ac.at.