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Check out the schedule of the Scientific Expeditions Workshop, which will take place on March 21st with live streaming

The Amazon +10 Initiative, the National Council of State Foundations for Research Support (Confap), the National Council of Secretaries for Science, Technology and Innovation (Consecti), and the Amazonas State Foundation for Research Support (FAPEAM) will hold a workshop on the Scientific Expeditions Call, launched in conjunction with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Manaus on March 21, 2024.

The event is aimed at researchers interested in applying for the call and will take place from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Manaus time (9:30 am to 7:00 pm, BRT), at the Tryp Manaus Hotel, West Zone, with live streaming on FAPEAM's YouTube channel.

The workshop's objective is to clarify doubts about the call, whose applications close on April 29, as well as to address the main topics of the call. During the meeting, there will be moments of interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers to form partnerships and discuss proposals.

The event is supported by the XPRIZE Rainforest - Tropical Forests, an international award organized by XPRIZE and funded by Alana, worth US$10 million, aimed at accelerating the development of new technologies for mapping tropical forest biodiversity, with its final event taking place this year in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

Four scientific sessions will also be held: the first will present best practices in scientific expeditions, highlighting the participation of renowned institutions in the region, such as the Emilio Goeldi Museum (Goeldi) and the National Institute of Amazonian Research (Inpa); the second, indigenous and traditional community participation and leadership in research, highlighting the role of PIQCT researchers (Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas, and Traditional Communities) in knowledge production; the third, ethical and regulatory guidelines for conducting scientific expeditions; and the fourth, a discussion on emerging technologies in biodiversity and data integration.

See the schedule and panelists for each session:

09:30am - 10:15am (BRT) - Opening

10:15am - 10:30am (BRT) Presentation of the Scientific Expeditions Call

10:30am - 12pm (BRT)

Panel 1: Best Practices in Scientific Expeditions


Maria Inês Ramos

Curator of the Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collections at the Emilio Goeldi Museum. She holds a degree in Biology and a Master's and Ph.D. in Geosciences. She is currently a senior researcher at the Emilio Goeldi Museum and works in the Graduate Program in Geology and Geochemistry at the Federal University of Pará.

Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade

Since 1988, she has been a Senior Researcher III at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA). Graduated in Biological Sciences, with a specialization in Botany and a Master's and Ph.D. in Ecology, she is a faculty member of the Graduate Programs in Ecology and Botany at INPA and in Biodiversity at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA). She is a member and current president of the Board of Directors of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute (IDSM).

Filippo Stampanoni

Deputy Scientific Director of the Museum of the Amazon (MUSA). With a Ph.D. in Archaeology, he is a member of the Archaeology Laboratory of the Tropics (ARQUEOTROP/MAE-USP) team and has a degree in classical literature and archaeology.


Carlos Joly

Emeritus Professor at UNICAMP, holds a degree in Biological Sciences, a Master's in Plant Biology, and a Ph.D. in Plant Eco-physiology. He has edited 13 books, including the recent e-book Amazon Dialogues: Contributions to the Debate on Sustainability and Inclusion. He is a Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo, and the Science-Policy Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).

12:30pm - 2pm (BRT)

Panel 2: Indigenous and Traditional Community Participation and Leadership in Research


Braulina Baniwa

Indigenous researcher and Coordinator of International Relations at the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestry (ANMIGA). She holds a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and a Master's in Social Anthropology, she is a former president of the Association of Indigenous Academics of UnB, and she works at the Brazilian Articulation of Indigenous Anthropologists (Abia).

Eliene dos Santos Rodrigues Putira Sacuena

Vice-President of the Academic League of Indigenous Health in the State of Pará and National Health Councilor for the Brazilian Amazon Indigenous Coordination (COIAB). She belongs to the Baré indigenous ethnic group, holds a degree in Biomedicine, is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology with a focus on Bioanthropology in Forensic Genetics research line. She is the co-founder of the Brazilian Articulation of Indigenous Anthropologists (Abia).

Josiel Juruna

Indigenous researcher and coordinator of the Independent Environmental and Territorial Monitoring of the Volta Grande do Xingu (MATI-VGX) on the impacts of Belo Monte in the region. Josiel is part of the research group of the project "Sharing of water and resilience of a unique socio-ecological system in the Volta Grande do Xingu," selected in the first call of the Amazon +10 Initiative in 2022.


Maria Beatriz Ribeiro

Since 2019, she has worked in the Xingu Program of the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA). With a background in Biology and a Ph.D. in Ecology, she has been working in the Amazon region for over 20 years, focusing on understanding anthropic impacts on the forest and supporting indigenous and traditional peoples of the Xingu basin in their fight for the defense of their territories and rights.

3:30pm - 5pm (BRT)

Panel 3: Ethical and Regulatory Guidelines for Conducting Scientific Expeditions


Marinete Cadete da Silva

Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the National Foundation for Indigenous Peoples (Funai) and responsible for the Advisory for Monitoring Studies and Research of the organization. A Wapichana indigenous person from Roraima, she holds degrees in Environmental Management and Social Communication with a specialization in Journalism.

James Bessa

Environmental analyst at the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama). A fishery engineer with a Master's in Aquatic Biology and Inland Fisheries, he has extensive experience in environmental legislation, audit, and analysis of industrial, commercial, sport, and ornamental fishing.

Maira Smith

General Coordinator of Access and Traceability (CGAR) of the Genetic Heritage Department of the Ministry of the Environment and acts as the second alternate to the Presidency of the Genetic Heritage Management Council (CGen). A biologist with a Master's in Ecology and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development, she is an indigenous specialist certified by FUNAI.

Moderator: To be defined.

5:30pm - 7pm (BRT)

Panel 4: Emerging Technologies in Biodiversity and Data Integration for Research in the Amazon


Peter Houlihan

Vice-President of Biodiversity and Conservation at the XPRIZE Foundation. He is a visiting professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, the Center for Tropical Research, and the Congo Basin Institute, as well as a professor at Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy. Specializing in planning and leading expeditions in understudied and threatened rainforests and tropical environments worldwide.

Tatiana Schor

Unit Chief at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the Amazon Region. She holds a degree in Economics, with a Master's in Human Geography and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. She is a professor at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM). From 2019 to 2022, she served as Executive Secretary of the Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation (SECTI) of Amazonas and has previously coordinated the State Conservation Units Center and served as Deputy Secretary of State for Rural Production Planning.

Alcebias Sapará

Vice-Coordinator of COIAB - Indigenous Coordination of the Brazilian Amazon. He is a leader of the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land. He was the first state coordinator of the Indigenous Youth Nucleus of Roraima at the Indigenous Council of Roraima (CIR) and led the organization for over four years.


JP Amaral

Nature Manager at Alana. He is a council member of Greenpeace Brazil, CONAMA, and a co-founder of the Bike Anjo network and the Urban Ecology collective. With a degree in Environmental Management, he specializes in Integrated Management Systems and Futurism in the Fluxonomia 4D methodology. He is part of the network of future leaders of the Program of the German Chancellor of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an alumni member of the Red Bull Amaphiko network of Social Entrepreneurs, and the Young Global Changers.


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