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1 Reducing Deforestation in Amazonia: The rôle of information and communication technologies Gilberto Câmara National Institute for Space Research (INPE) Brazil

2 Nature, 29 July 2010

3 Até 10% % 20 – 30% 30 – 40% 40 – 50% 50 – 60% 60 – 70% 70 – 80% 80 – 90% 90 – 100% Amazonia ( km2 = size of Europe) Deforestation in Amazonia (big problem)

4 Floresta time dialy deforestation alerts Yearly rates of clear cuts INPEs Monitoring Systems

5 Daily warnings of newly deforested large areas Real-time Deforestation Monitoring

6 By 2020, Brazil will reduce deforestation by 80% relative to (pres. Lula in Copenhagen COP-15)

7 Transparency builds governance registrations 46 million protests

8 Policing actions: illegal wood seizure 50% of operations in 2% of the area

9 Transparency builds governance! Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia ( ) dropped from 27,000 km 2 to 6,200 km 2

10 Tb of data lines of code 150 man/years of software dev 200 man/years of interpreters How much it takes to survey Amazonia?

11 TerraAmazon – open source software for large-scale land change monitoring Innovative software for environmental monitoring (technology transfer to developing nations)

12 Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down by a whopping 78% from its recent high in If Brazil can maintain that progress, it would be the biggest environmental success story in decades, and would set an example to other countries that want to protect their tropical forests. (Editorial, 7 June 2012)

13 CBERS: China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Open access data: 2 millions images distributed by INPE ( )

14 A few satellites can cover the entire globe, but there needs to be a system in place to ensure their images are readily available to everyone who needs them. Brazil has set an important precedent by making its Earth-observation data available, and the rest of the world should follow suit.

15 CBERS as a global satellite CBERS ground stations will cover most of the Earths land mass between 30 0 N and 30 0 S Cuiabá Boa Vista Chetumal Maspalomas Aswa n Jo´burg Malindi Gabon Urumchi Miyun Ghuangzhou Darwin Alice Springs Bangcoc


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