MapBiomas Award: registrations extended until March 20
Registration for the 4th edition of the MapBiomas Award, held in partnership with the Ciência Hoje Institute, was extended until March 20, 2022 (initially the deadline was February 18). Papers that use data or cite any of the MapBiomas initiatives can be submitted. In all, there are R$ 60 thousand in prizes and promotion of the winners' work through videos and social networks, in addition to a one-year subscription to Ciência Hoje magazine and a GHG course by Solved. Registration is free and online.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize and encourage works that develop solutions and enhance the production of knowledge and applications in public policy and the private sector based on data from an initiative, module or product of MapBiomas. In other words, works that use data from or mention MapBiomas Brasil, MapBiomas Amazonia, MapBiomas Chaco, MapBiomas Atlantic Forest, MapBiomas Pampa, MapBiomas Indonesia, MapBiomas Alert, MapBiomas Árida or the GeoCovid MapBiomas portal can be submitted.
The award is open to studies, articles, monographs, dissertations, theses, either individually or in co-authorship, from technical, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals from private companies or NGOs, and public administrators. They must be unpublished or published after 2020 and use data or quotes from any MapBiomas initiative. They can, for example, be a description of an application of MapBiomas data in public policies or projects and activities developed by civil society or companies.
The works will be evaluated by a committee composed of five specialists and representatives of the partner organizations of this call, who will assess criteria such as theoretical and methodological consistency, relevance, originality, innovation, and the potential for technical and scientific, socioeconomic, environmental, and public policy impact.
The 3rd edition of the MapBiomas Award beat the record of entries. There were 160 entries for the three categories: General, Young People and Highlighted Applications for Public Policies. A 60% growth compared to the previous year. This year the presence of young people and people over 30 was balanced. Land Use was the predominant theme, followed by Diversity.