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New platform in Brazil gathers data on the Cerrado

Dunes of Jalapão, in Tocantins. Photo: vanessaobrzut / Pixabay. Source: Mongabay Brazil

per  on 18 February 2021, via Mongabay Brazil

  • Virtual and collaborative tool created by the Federal University of Goiás seeks to gather the largest and oldest collection on the Cerrado already available in the country.

  • The Cerrado Knowledge Platform will always be updated and aims to be a national reference on the biome, to unify access to researchers for the preservation of the biome.
  • Bilingual, the tool includes figures on deforestation, land use, biodiversity and socioeconomics. Users can also contribute by inserting data, maps and geospatial information.
  • Its creators believe that the site can provide solid knowledge to support researchers in public policies or programs for the conservation of a biome that has already lost more than 50% of its native vegetation.

Monitoring the devastation of the Cerrado in recent decades is a necessary exercise, especially since the disappearance of the biome compromises water and food security in Brazil. The most biodiverse savanna on the planet has already lost 55% of its native vegetation and it is surprising that it is better known as the “barn of the world” than for its invaluable socio-environmental contribution.

In an effort to bring accurate data, throw a spotlight on the situation and help make decisions about biome management, the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory of the Federal University of Goiás (LAPIG / UFG) launched at the end of last year the Cerrado Knowledge Platform.

The virtual, bilingual and collaborative tool allows to chronologically identify the situation of land use and the socioeconomy of the biome, associating physical factors, social and biodiversity data, through the crossing of data, including aerial images.

Image of the Cerrado Knowledge Platform. Source: Mongabay Brazil

The Cerrado urgently needs to be known, only then will we have the chance to save it. Its devastation is the result of public actions and policies, which since 1970 have been transforming the savannah landscape to benefit agribusiness. It is necessary to change this idea of 'granary' that people have about the region ”, says professor Ivanilton Oliveira, director of the Institute of Socioenvironmental Studies at UFG, in which LAPIG is inserted.

From a hydrological point of view, the Cerrado is home to three of the aquifers that supply the country: Guarani, Urucuia and Bambuí. The ecology of the Pantanal, the largest floodplain in the world, depends on the water flowing from the Cerrado, while most of the southern tributaries of the Amazon River also originate in this ecosystem. The biome also provides water for human consumption and agriculture through surface runoff, underground recharge and through flows in the atmosphere for the formation of rain in various regions of the country - a resource benefited by the central location of the Cerrado, connecting several biomes.

The platform, produced with financing from foreign institutions through the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF), took about six months to be consolidated. The collective effort involved UFG and several partners, including NGOs, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTIC / Inpe), Public Ministry of Goiás and Mapbiomas.

Divided into three subplatforms - Socio-environmental, Aerial Images and Deforestation -, the site also brings statistical data from 1985 to 2019, geoprocessing tutorials, photo collection and digital library for books and scientific articles related to the biome. All were contributed by public, private, academic and environmental organizations.

In the virtual environment, it is possible to identify, for example, territorial conflicts or conflicts over water in indigenous lands, conservation units, rural properties and quilombola territories, denounced by the Pastoral Land Commission. The tool allows you to view results by state, municipality or geographic location of your own interest.

It is also possible to visualize cartographically a clear division in the current landscape of the biome: the center-south has already been greatly transformed by cattle farming and the expansion of the agricultural frontier (specifying the main types of cultivation), advancing towards the north of the country, especially in the Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia (region known as Matopiba).

Soy cultivation in western Bahia. Photo: Fernanda Ligabue / Greenpeace. Source: Mongabay Brazil

“Swiss Army Knife”

According to Paulo Cícero Lopes, master's student in Geography at Unimontes, in Montes Claros (MG), participating in one of the training courses for using the platform, it is a very solid, intuitive and clear tool for anyone looking for accurate data. “Having everything in an environment only allows analysis not only for environmental organizations, but also for the government, since they are data that can improve the planning of the territory. I would say it is a Swiss army knife: it gives a view of the Cerrado as a whole and will help us to implement the good management we need for the natural resources of this hotspot ”, the forehead.

Manuel Ferreira, professor at UFG and general coordinator of the initiative, reveals that the source of inspiration was Global Forest Watch: “Of course, there are several platforms that provide information about the Cerrado; however, gathering this enormous knowledge on a single platform favors researchers from Brazil and the world in order to find and cross-reference this data more easily ”.

The professor reinforces that the platform is unprecedented in Brazil and reiterates the need for the dissemination and collaboration of agencies and institutions in the constant updating of data:

“In the 'Contribute to the Platform' section, there is a form to be filled out and an environment for uploading files. After an evaluation by our technical team, the material can be made publicly available, accompanied by due credits and context. ”

“Our intention is to be a national reference for those who research the Cerrado. In three months we already have a lot of content, but we count on the contribution of the academic community, public agencies and civil society in favor of the preservation of the biome ”, concludes the professor at UFG.

The creators have already conducted four online training courses to access the tool, which can be accessed on here.

Access the article in the website from Mongabay Brazil.


LAPIG and CEPF Cerrado

Dr. Manuel Ferreira has been working with a team of researchers and civil society institutions on the project. “Cerrado Knowledge Platform”. The project is executed by Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) and aims to share data, information and knowledge among various stakeholders in the Cerrado and empower civil society through reliable information and tools for monitoring Cerrado ecosystems.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they started the “Geocourses”, an extension project that offers short and medium courses in the field of geotechnologies, offered to the community in general. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

III Technical Training Cerrado Knowledge Platform: Socio-environmental Analysis

Participate in the III Technical Training of the Cerrado Knowledge Platform: Social and Environmental Analysis

🗓️ 26/01 (Tuesday)
🕦 14h & #8211; 5 pm
📺 Live through the Cerrado Knowledge Platform channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Cerebr Knowledge PlatformadoFree registration: https://cepf.lapig.iesa.ufg.br /

3-hour certificate issuance

Program content:
• Acquisition of socio-environmental data;
• Land cover and use reports;
• Deforestation reports;
• Vectorization in Google Earth Pro;
• Spatial operations in QGIS;
• Area calculations, and
• Elaboration of maps.Based on the experience of the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) at the Federal University of Goiás (www.lapig.iesa.ufg.br), the Cerrado Knowledge Platform gathers in one place a large list of georeferenced data, such as land use, deforestation history, fires, limits of conservation units, hydrographic basins, biodiversity, among many others. Check out!

 
THE Cerrado Knowledge Platform is a project of the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) with support from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) and the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB).

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

LAPIG (UFG) and CEPF Cerrado launch tool for the conservation of the Cerrado on 11/16

The Cerrado Knowledge Platform invites institutions across the country to collaborate with data, avoiding duplication of efforts

by Caroline Pires via UFG & #8211; Goias Federal University

In order to gather and enable easy and intuitive access to reliable information on the Cerrado biome, in addition to offering data on land use, biodiversity and socioeconomics, the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG / UFG), launches the Cerrado Knowledge Platform next Monday, 16/11, at 10am. The transmission will be made through the Cerrado Knowledge Platform channel at YouTube and it was possible thanks to the partnership with Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). Those interested in following the launch should sign up for free in this link.

The tool allows researchers from around the world can collaborate with the platform, inserting data, maps, or geospatial information that will provide solid knowledge to support public policies or conservation programs for the conservation of the threatened biome Cerrado. In addition to allowing the sharing of information, the platform provides society with a unified and organized vision of the biome, promoting awareness on the topic. Manuel Ferreira, professor and general coordinator of Cerrado Knowledge Platform, explains that there are several data platforms that provide geographic information about different biomes. However, many times this huge volume of information from public, private, non-governmental organizations does not communicate. “Therefore, the importance of encouraging this sharing, to avoid duplication of efforts in the same direction. We want this information to assist projects in the Cerrado, gathering data and favoring access & #8221;, he highlighted.

The teacher's expectation is that the Platform will be permanently established for receive data from the most diverse research and institutions. “This collaboration between researchers and institutions promotes a culture of collaboration that in fact generates a positive result for the conservation of the Cerrado biome”, concluded.

Culture change

In addition to being a tool that offers data in an open and easily accessible way, to provide society with reliable information about the Cerrado biome, the platform values the cooperation and dissemination of science among society in general. The tool will already be launched with information on the biome from the LAPIG database and partner institutions of the laboratory. & #8220; As the platform brings information in the form of maps, graphs and tutorials, we believe that we can also sensitize managers, government programs, to reverse processes related to the reduction of water resources, losses of biodiversity, or soil contamination, for example ”, he stated. Finally, Manuel Ferreira stressed the need for more and more partners to collaborate to strengthen the Platform and its effective performance. “Our main objective is to protect the Cerrado biome, which is seriously threatened with extinction and which has faced so much damage”, he defended. According to him, the permanent feeding of the database is fundamental for the social impact and success of the project.

Protection of threatened biomes

The Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF, in its acronym in English) acts worldwide, favoring the transfer of resources, aiming at promoting changes in society, with the objective of protecting critical and threatened areas. In Brazil, CEPF works through the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB).

The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) is a Brazilian non-economic association, headquartered in Brasilia, founded in November 1998, with the mission of strengthening social actors and their role in building a fair and sustainable society. The IEB stands out on the national scene for being dedicated to training and qualifying people and strengthening organizations in various aspects and themes related to the environment, development and sustainability.

The LAPIG competed in 2018 for the institution's public notice with the proposal of adding information produced in the Cerrado Biome and for its preservation. “The platform will also be very useful to assist other projects financed by CEPF, which need a computational environment with a sufficiently robust structure to receive and make available the data and information produced. Our goal is to prevent information from being literally lost or shelved in institutions ”, he concluded.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

LAPIG Announces Launch of Cerrado Knowledge Platform

 

 

 

Dear colleagues,

Exclusively, we announce the launch of Cerrado Knowledge Platform & #8220;, UFG / LAPIG project, supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

http://cepf.lapig.iesa.ufg.br

Although it is a trial version, it already has some features, highlighting the land use subplatforms, deforestation and aerial imagery (provided by drones), enabling a dynamic and interactive analysis about the Cerrado transformationsat the municipal and state levels.

From now on, with this structure in place, we will quickly move forward with new content and tools such as responsive design for tablets and smartphones, data upload module (vector, images and text), download availability and language translation. English.

Speaking of content, we encourage the contribution of all, with diverse information produced for the Cerrado biome.

To this end, we have provided a temporary tool for the transfer of your databases (see call / shortcut in the top menu, or at the bottom of the main page).

We hope that the Cerrado Knowledge Platform will be well used by our society, in particular by organizations involved in environmental conservation and socio-economic development of this rich and endangered ecosystem.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at lapig.cepf@gmail.com

Thanks for the outreach and collaboration!

Prof. Manuel Ferreira
UFG / LAPIG


LAPIG and CEPF Cerrado

Dr. Manuel Ferreira has been working with a team of researchers and civil society institutions on the project. “Cerrado Knowledge Platform”. The project is executed by Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) and aims to share data, information and knowledge among various stakeholders in the Cerrado and empower civil society through reliable information and tools for monitoring Cerrado ecosystems.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they started the “Geocourses”, an extension project that offers short and medium courses in the field of geotechnologies, offered to the community in general. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

Promoting Governance and Conservation of Water Resources in the Cerrado

The main threat to the biodiversity of the Cerrado It is deforestation. And most of the remaining original vegetation cover has been subject to various types of interference. For the past five decades, the biome has been the main area of agricultural expansion and consolidation of Brazilian agribusiness, leading to the loss of half of its original plant cover hot spot - unique and threatened ecosystem. At this juncture, the Cerrado, considered one of the most endangered biomes on our planet, illustrates very well the challenges and opportunities of reconciling economic development with conservation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

In this article titled Promotion of governance and conservation of water resources in the Cerrado & #8221; which was published in the scientific journal Conservation Science and Practice, Researchers from Singapore, the United States, Brazil, and Germany evaluated the state of the art and presented new information on the impacts of agricultural expansion, dams, and water use in the Cerrado. From this information, the group made recommendations for the management, conservation and restoration of Cerrado watersheds and ecosystems that are directly related to water.

Read the full article on here.

According to the researchers, conservation of the Cerrado requires not only the conservation of remnants of its vegetation, but also the ability to maintain the hydrogeomorphological and ecological functionality of its rivers, particularly the Araguaia River, the last major well-preserved system. ;. The group concludes its work by pointing out that if we maintain this usual model of development in the Cerrado, which has been implemented for decades, riparian ecosystems of the biome may never restructure again.

Carinhanha River around the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park. Photo: © Germano Neto / FUNATURA Collection

One of the authors of this work and researcher at the Federal University of Goiás, Dr. Manuel Ferreira, has been working with a team of researchers and civil society institutions in the project. Cerrado Knowledge Platform & #8220;. The project is executed by Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) and aims to share data, information and knowledge among various stakeholders in the Cerrado and empower civil society through reliable information and tools for monitoring Cerrado ecosystems.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they started the “Geocourses”, an extension project that offers short and medium courses in the field of geotechnologies, offered to the community in general. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Urban Municipal Conservation Units in the Cerrado

by Luiz Paulo Pinto, Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversity Ltda.

At municipal conservation units constitute one of the pillars of the strategies for biodiversity conservation of the Cerrado by playing a key role in connecting the natural landscape, protecting populations of native fauna and flora species, and maintaining essential environmental services for the population such as water supply, heatwave moderation, and providing spaces for recreation and recreation, just to name a few. At the same time, protected areas are getting closer to urban environments, and the strong pressure of the urbanization process and the needs of large city populations across the country amplify the challenges for reconciling biodiversity protection and development. urban infrastructure with its social, economic and environmental implications.

Course participants & #8220; Creation and management of urban municipal conservation units in Cerrado & #8221; in Goiânia (GO). Photo: Environmental Collection 44 Ltda.

For this, it is essential to have trained personnel in the creation and management of an integrated network of protected spaces maintained by municipalities. This was the purpose of the course. “Creation and Management of Cerrado Urban Conservation Units”, which took place in April, in Goiânia, GO. The conceptual, technical and legal aspects that underlie the planning and implementation of municipal conservation units, based on an integrated view of the territory and participatory management, were addressed. The training explored the main practical challenges of the process of setting up municipal conservation units in the urban and periurban context with a vision of the new agenda on biodiversity and sustainable cities. Participants included city and state managers, NGOs, self-employed professionals and members of the academy. The course was a partnership between Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversidade Ltda., MvB Consultores Associados Ltda. it's the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG), linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), and was taught by urban architect and environmentalist Miguel von Behr, master in urban and regional planning with extensive experience in conservation units in various regions of Brazil.

The initiative was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), the National Association of Municipalities of the Environment (ANAMMA), the Goiana Association of Municipalities (AGM), the Municipal Environment Agency of Goiânia, and the project “Protected Areas and other conservation measures based on areas at the government level. local ”. This initiative, also known as “Local Protected Areas” (https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/69389.html) is a project of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) of Colombia, Ministry of Environment (MAE) of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment (MINAM) of Peru. Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the project through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Implementation in the four countries is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHby ICLEI & #8211; Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Knowing the Municipal Conservation Units

The course was part of the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units”, which aims to measure the representativeness and importance of municipal conservation units for the protection of biodiversity and environmental services in the Cerrado. Given that conservation takes place at the local scale, greater visibility of municipal protected areas can strengthen an official local protection agenda, highlighting and stimulating the development of capacities and financial resources to improve the effectiveness of existing units, and stimulate the expansion of the area and the number of protected spaces managed by the municipalities.

The project is supported and funded by CEPF Cerrado, which is a fund created to support biodiversity conservation actions and projects, especially by civil society organizations, in regions of high biological importance in the world. The Fund is partnered by international institutions - French Development Agency, International Conservation, European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan and World Bank. In Brazil, CEPF is implemented by the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), a Brazilian institution dedicated to training and training people, as well as strengthening organizations in the areas of natural resource management, environmental and territorial management and other sustainability-related topics. To learn more about CEPF Cerrado, visit: http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/

 

For more information:

Luiz Paulo Pinto, Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversity Ltda., E-mail: luizpaulopinto10@gmail.com; cel. (31) 98209-8989

Miguel von Behr, MvB Consultores Associados Ltda., E-mail: miguelvonbehr2@gmail.com; cel. (61) 99840-734

 

Ambiental 44 Information and Projects in Biodiversidade Ltda. - Company based in Belo Horizonte, MG, with the objective of providing services and technical advice on projects for creation, management and management of protected areas, regional planning for biodiversity conservation, training and social mobilization, among other topics related to conservation and sustainability. .

MvB Consultores Associados Ltda. - The company, based in Brasilia, DF, specializes in coordinating training courses for the management of protected areas throughout the country.

LAPIG (Laboratory of Image Processing and Geoprocessing) - Linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), since 1994 LAPIG offers disciplines of remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems for different courses and institutes of UFG, besides having strong performance in research linked to teaching and extension activities.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Projects supported by IEB and CEPF Cerrado presented their results at the Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing

From April 14 to 17 it was held in the city of Santos & #8211; SP o XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Among the various activities of the Symposium, we highlight the Thematic Session entitled “Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS): Sensors and Applications”, Coordinated by the partners of CEPF Cerrado, Gustavo Manzon Nunes, from the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) and Dr. Manuel Eduardo Ferreira, from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) / LAPIG. In addition to the lectures of Dr. Gustavo and Manuel, the session was attended by Eben Broadbent (USA, University of Florida) and Victória González-Dugo (Spain, IAC / CSIC, Córdoba), who presented research results using sensors. LiDAR, hyperspectral, multispectral and thermal drone-embedded, and address the main processing techniques and algorithms used for mapping and decision making.

Lecture by Dr. Gustavo Nunes at the XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Photo: LabSensoR collection.

Dr. Gustavo coordinates the project “Chapada dos Guimarães Corridor Water Resources Mapping” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). At the event, Gustavo presented preliminary results obtained using satellite data, digital cameras and multispectral sensors integrated in Unmanned Aerial Platforms (RPAS), aiming at the mapping and diagnosis of water resources and wetlands (Veredas, Campos Humidos, Brejos , etc.) in 3 key areas for biodiversity (KBAs) in the Chapada dos Guimarães Corridor (Chapada dos Guimarães National Park-PNCG). In summary, his research aims to identify and delimit areas of veredas and map invasive species, based on data of very high spatial and spectral resolution, and contribute to ICMBio managers, who will assist in the Integrated Fire Management Plan of PNCG.

Dr. Manuel who coordinates the project “Cerrado Knowledge Platform”, which is run by the Laboratory of Image Processing and Geoprocessing (LAPIG) and also supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB, presented the preliminary results of its research carried out in the Rio Vermelho River Basin (GO), which includes the use of of multiple aerial platforms (multi-rotor and fixed wing) equipped with different imaging sensors, aiming to record biophysical / allometric measurements of the Cerrado biome. In another SBSR session, focused on “New Database Platforms”Manuel presented the lecture “Cerrado Knowledge Platform: A Management Proposal for a Critical and Threatened Biome”, demonstrating the importance of this project as a way to aggregate and disseminate geographic information about the Cerrado, generated by numerous projects, many of which are supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB.

Dr. Manuel Ferrerira participated in the XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Photo: LAPIG collection.

The LabSensoR & #8211; Remote Sensing and Geotechnology Laboratory It is coordinated by Dr. Gustavo Manzon Nunes, associate professor at the Faculty of Forestry Engineering of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá Campus. LabSensoR is associated with the National Institute of Science and Technology in Wetlands (INAU / CNPq-UFMT) and conducts research related to mapping and analysis of wetlands. Geotechnology research is carried out in the laboratory, with emphasis on the use of fixed wing and multi-engine Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Analyzes are also developed involving digital image processing, RADAR digital data processing, vegetation spectral behavior, digital classification through hyperspectral techniques, geoprocessing analysis, geographic information systems, environmental analysis and land use planning.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they initiated the “#8220; Geocourses” & #8221; an extension project offering short and medium-term geotechnology courses offered to the wider community. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.