Conference Overview

The EA Congress is a two-day summit to address the state of Amazon mapping and to help organize the initial EA Amazon scan.

1

Day One will focus on understanding the current state of Amazon mapping along with outlining the contributions that Earth Archive data can make in improving current understandings of Amazonian socio-natural systems. Through presentations, discussions, and breakout sessions participants will explore such topics as:

 

  • The state of Amazon mapping

  • Corporate responsibility and the Amazon

  • Mapping water systems in the Amazon

  • Technological issues in Amazon scanning

  • Stakeholder involvement in mapping projects

 

The first day will also include regionally specific breakout sessions focusing on work from the nine countries that encompass the Amazon Basin.

2

Day Two will focus on the broader contributions that an open source Amazon scan can make to an array of sciences, policy making, and other related fields. Through presentations, discussions, and breakout sessions participants will explore such topics as:

 

  • How geospatial data can help build social resilience

  • Directions in Amazonian conservation-major issues

  • Carbon monitoring (REDD+) in the Amazon

  • Empowering indigenous communities (stakeholder capacity building)

  • Support ecosystem services and ecological resilience

 

The second day will also include breakout sessions on use-cases that showcase the use of high-resolution geospatial data for conservation, understanding long-term socio-natural systems, stakeholder capacity building, and other related topics.

 

Agenda at a Glance

Detailed Agenda