Wintersession Workshop: “Safeguarding Amazonia”

The first session of the Princeton Wintersession workshop “Safeguarding Amazonia” — based on the innovative work of Brazilian startup MapBiomas — will be live-streamed for the public on the Brazil LAB’s YouTube channel. The workshop teaches students, faculty and staff how to fight for environmental justice and against deforestation through the creative mobilization of maps and visual evidence.

Brazilian environmentalist Tasso Azevedo, director of MapBiomas, and his colleagues will provide instruction on using machine learning, cloud computing and network collaboration to produce large-scale, fine-resolution multi-temporal maps and analyses of land cover and land use, with a particular focus on the Amazon. The sessions will explore how civil society, business and policymakers use such visual evidence to advocate for equality and conservation. Participants will produce their own land-cover maps and analyses from satellite images.

The full workshop runs from Monday, Jan. 18, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, for registered Princeton faculty, staff and students. It is co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), the Brazil LAB, the Department of Anthropology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

It is organized by Brazil LAB director João Biehl, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology; HMEI director Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; and Miqueias Mugge, associate research scholar in PIIRS.

Wintersession Workshop: “Safeguarding Amazonia”

The first session of the Princeton Wintersession workshop “Safeguarding Amazonia” — based on the innovative work of Brazilian startup MapBiomas — will be live-streamed for the public on the Brazil LAB’s YouTube channel. The workshop teaches students, faculty and staff how to fight for environmental justice and against deforestation through the creative mobilization of maps and visual evidence.

Brazilian environmentalist Tasso Azevedo, director of MapBiomas, and his colleagues will provide instruction on using machine learning, cloud computing and network collaboration to produce large-scale, fine-resolution multi-temporal maps and analyses of land cover and land use, with a particular focus on the Amazon. The sessions will explore how civil society, business and policymakers use such visual evidence to advocate for equality and conservation. Participants will produce their own land-cover maps and analyses from satellite images.

The full workshop runs from Monday, Jan. 18, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, for registered Princeton faculty, staff and students. It is co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), the Brazil LAB, the Department of Anthropology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

It is organized by Brazil LAB director João Biehl, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology; HMEI director Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; and Miqueias Mugge, associate research scholar in PIIRS.