Secretary Moniz opened the FAPESP symposium on October 28.
Secretary Moniz opened the FAPESP symposium on October 28.

Last month, researchers from the United States and Brazil came together at a symposium to present findings from their studies on the Amazon. The meeting, “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon,” was organized by the São Paulo Research Foundation Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Estado do São Paulo (FAPESP) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and held at the Brazil Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, gave the keynote speech, beginning with a reminder that, “The Amazon region is one of the world’s most vital ecosystems, and it is globally important in many ways, one of which is climate change.”

An extended workshop was held to share preliminary results from the interagency Green Ocean Amazon (GOAMAZON) campaign—a two-year scientific collaboration among U.S. and Brazilian research organizations, which includes the ARM Mobile Facility, ARM Aerial Facility, and mobile aerosol observing system. ARM Facility staff and Atmospheric System Research scientists attended with other U.S. and Brazilian participants in the first data sharing meeting since the successful completion of the two intensive operating periods of the campaign.

To learn more, read the event description on the Wilson Center website. A webcast of the event is also available.