CSSP Brazil

It aims to develop capability to inform decision makers in climate mitigation and adaptation strategy and to underpin services to support climate and weather resilient economic development and social welfare.

Through CSSP Brazil we are building strong, sustainable partnerships with Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) and the National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), and other key UK and Brazilian scientific institutes.

The overarching aims of CSSP Brazil are to:

  • underpin capability in climate modelling in Brazil;
  • gain understanding of recent climate changes and Brazil's role in mitigation activities and greenhouse gas budgets to inform international negotiations;
  • understand the risks and causes of climate-related extremes and impacts, and provide projections of changes in risk from seasonal to centennial timescales, to inform decision making and contribute to disaster risk reduction in Brazil.

CSSP Brazil focuses on three main research areas:

Work package 1: Improved carbon cycle modelling to inform mitigation policy
Work package 2: Climate modelling
Work package 3: Climate impacts and disaster risk reduction

View our infographic on the CSSP Brazil project.

 

August 2020 - Technical note - Fire probability in South American Protected Areas - August-October 2020 - English, Spanish, Portuguese

Infographics with key information from this technical note are also available - English, Spanish, Portuguese

 

CSSP Brazil research grants awarded – March 2020
Following the publication of calls in October 2019, we are pleased to announce the following awards for new project work under CSSP Brazil commencing in April 2020:

  • University of Exeter - Analysis of SSTs
  • University of Exeter - AmazonAFEX
  • University of Reading - Support for complex data
  • University of Reading - Seasonal forecasting of Manaus River

 

CSSP Brazil research grants awarded – June 2019
Following the publication of calls in March 2019, we are pleased to announce the following awards for new project work under CSSP Brazil commencing in August 2019:

  • University of Exeter - Ecosystem responses to extremes– field experiments to support model development
  • University of Leeds - Plot based analysis of ecosystem carbon cycling
     

CSSP Brazil research grants awarded – March/ April 2019
Following the publication of calls in September 2018, we are pleased to announce the following awards for new project work under CSSP Brazil commencing in April 2019:

  • University of Oxford - Coupled Rainfall Process and Drivers 
  • University of Exeter - Analysis to Inform South America’s Carbon Budget
  • University of Edinburgh - Evaluation of South American Ecosystem Processes
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Impacts Modelling Capability – Hydrology
  • University of Leeds and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Impacts Modelling Capability – Agriculture
  • University of Oxford - Current Extremes Attribution 

The University teams will work closely with the in-country partner organisations; Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) and the National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), as well as other key UK and Brazilian scientific institutes.

 

Find out more about the work of the CSSP Brazil project in the following case studies:

Investigating future rainfall changes over Brazil - English, Portuguese

Brazilian ecosystems and the global carbon cycle - English, Portuguese

Assessing the changing likelihood of extreme events in Brazil - English, Portuguese

Working in partnership to consider changes to rainfall variability over Brazil - blog post

Partners in Science – a UK-Brazil Exchange - blog post

 

CSSP Brazil was launched in April 2016

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