We would like to thank all who participated in the 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 was 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 took 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) and was co-organised by Prof Thomas Meagher, University of St Andrews, UK, and Dr Jean Ometto, Director, Earth System Science Center, INPE, SP, Brazil.
The support from the Newton Fund via the British Council and matching support from FAPESP supported the travel and subsistence for participants from the UK participants, State of São Paulo and other regional participants from additional Latin American counties.
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