Newton Fund / British Council / FAPESP Researcher Links Workshop


We invite applications for a place in an upcoming Newton Fund LATAM Researcher Links Workshop, “Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Inventory”, funded through the British Council with matching funds from FAPESP. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for development of concepts towards interdisciplinary research proposals for an upcoming call under the Newton Fund Regional Latin America Biodiversity Programme (http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/application/currentopportunities/newtonfund-latinamerica/).

The workshop will take place at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil 13-15 June 2018 (Tuesday 12 June arrival and pm reception, Saturday 16 June departure), co-organised by Prof Thomas Meagher, University of St Andrews, UK, and Dr Jean Ometto, Director, Earth System Science Center, INPE, SP, Brazil.

We have funding from the Newton Fund via the British Council and matching support from FAPESP to support travel and subsistence for up to 10 UK participants, 10 State of São Paulo participants, and 10 regional participants from additional Latin American counties.

If you are interested, please send an expression of interest (500 words max) and attach a two-page cv (NERC, FAPESP, or comparable format) to Prof Thomas Meagher (trm3@st-andrews.ac.uk, subject heading Researcher Links Workshop) no later than 30 April 2018.

If we receive more applications than our funding will support, we may need to select a subset, but it is our hope to accommodate as many interested parties as possible. Applicants will be notified in early May whether they are on the final participant list.


Left: NIR spectrophotometry at Fonte Boa, State of Acre, Brazil
Centre:Excavating earthworms, Fonte Boa, State of Acre, Brazil
Right: Launching a fixed wing UAV at Fazenda Bonal, State of Acre, Brazil