MapBiomas Annual Seminar debates land use challenges in Brazil

The event will take place in Brasilia, with the launching of Collection 7 of Land Cover and Land Use Maps of Brazil, with updated data from 1985 to 2021

Halting deforestation, restoring devastated areas, recovering degraded pastures, avoiding the loss of water volumes. These are some of the countless challenges that Brazil must face in order to enjoy its continental-sized territory in a sustainable way and generate prosperity. At a time when the country is celebrating 200 years of independence, it is appropriate to discuss the role of land use and occupation in the formation of the nation - with September 7th, 1822 as a landmark, but not as a starting point. This is the purpose of the 7th MapBiomas Annual Seminar - Challenges of land use in Brazil with prosperity and sustainability, on August 26, in Brasília.

"The data and the maps are important, but they are not the goal. They are a tool for us to discuss solutions for Brazil, based on the best science and involving the different sectors of society. This is what we want at the 7th MapBiomas Annual Seminar", says Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of MapBiomas. At the event the Collection 7 of land use and land cover maps of Brazil will be launched, with updated data from 1985 to 2021.

The seminar will be in-person again, after two exclusively virtual editions, because of the covid-19 pandemic. Open and free of charge, it will take place at the Kubitschek Plaza hotel. To participate, just fill out the registration form here until 24.08. Places are limited!

7th Annual MapBiomas Seminar
Date: August 26, 2022 | 9am to 6pm
Kubitschek Plaza (SHN, Quadra 02 BL E - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70702-904)
Free registration / limited vacancies: Registration form

About MapBiomas

Multi-institutional initiative, involving universities, NGOs and technology companies, focused on monitoring the transformations in land cover and land use in Brazil. This platform is today the most complete, up-to-date and detailed spatial database of land use in one country available in the world. All MapBiomas data, maps, methods and codes are publicly available and free of charge on the website: