On April 14th the British National Meteorological Service was visiting the AmazonFACE research facilities and field site. A collaboration involving researchers from Brazil and the United Kingdom, was released early on Tuesday (12), the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA / MCTI), the project “Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) – Brazil”. The partnership focusing on climate science is financed by the Newton Fund in the amount of R$ 20 million and involves three research topics: carbon cycle, climate modeling and natural disasters. In order to understand the interactions between Amazonia and the global climate, the project will be developed over three years by INPA researchers of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the National Center for Monitoring and Alerts Natural Disaster (Cemaden) and the British National Meteorological Service, Met Office. “Amazonia and the Amazon have much to gain from this partnership because if we understand better how climate works we can have preventive actions to avoid some extreme events,” said INPA’s director, Luiz Renato de France.
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