ARS Delegation Visits Embrapa Informatics and Satellite Monitoring in Brazil
August 19 - 30, 2014. An ARS Headquarters delegation traveled to Brazil to visit Embrapa Informatics and Embrapa Satellite Monitoring in Campinas, S?o Paulo; Embrapa Environment in Jaguariuna, S?o Paulo; Embrapa Headquarters and Embrapa Savannas in Brasilia, Federal District; and Embrapa Agrisilvopastoral in Sinop, Mato Grosso. The visit was arranged as part of the ARS/Embrapa Labex program, begun in 1998, is a highly successful scientific exchange and collaboration program between the two countries. ARS Delegation members include: Ibrahim Shaqir, Director ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP) (will attend August 25-26 only), Charles Walthall, ARS National Program Leader Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions, Mark Walbridge, ARS National Program Leader Water Availability and Watershed Management, Martha Anderson, Research Physical Scientist at ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Carlos Lazarini, Coordinator of Embrapa Labex US stationed at OIRP. Priscilla Ming, Agricultural Specialist, US Embassy joined the group. The objectives of the visit were to get a better understanding of Embrapa research on Climate Changes and Water Resources and define new common interest collaborative research; discuss new potential collaboration on adaptation to Climate Changes and Water Resources and Satellite Monitoring; and otherwise exchange information for potential collaboration in other areas of natural resources management.