In search of data that tell a story

26 May, 2014 by (comments)

It’s pitch-dark by the time the small group of eager but weary scientists reaches the remote rural community of Hierbas Buenas. Already late for an appointment with local leaders, they’re nearing the end of a 3-day journey in the Peruvian Amazon, which has given them a glimpse of the varied places and people that will be the focus ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

Terra-i snapshots #1: A quick tour of some deforestation hotspots… and at least one reason for optimism

8 May, 2013 by (comments)

Tucked away at the back of the one storey building that is CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area, is a door marked E0-30. Inside is a warren of offices, one of which is the Terra-i nerve centre. Here programmers and GIS experts use images from satellites hundreds of kilometres above Earth to track deforestation in Latin America inRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean