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August 27 - October 8FREE
The campaign is organized by the French Institute for Development (IRD), CNRS and CNES in France, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and Federal Rural University of the Amazone (UFRA) for Brazil, and benefits from the structuring role of the International Joint Laboratory (LMI) TAPIOCA (IRD, UFPE, UFRPE). Technical services, research units and universities are associated to AMAZOMIX, of which: UMR MARBEC (IRD, Ifremer, University of Montpellier, CNRS), UMR LEGOS (CNES, CNRS, IRD, University Paul Sabatier), UMR LEMAR (UBO, CNRS, IRD, Ifremer), DT-INSU (CNRS), US IMAGO (IRD), UMR LOG (CNRS, IRD, University of Lille, ULCO), UMR MIO (University of Aix-Marseille, University of Toulon, IRD, CNRS), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil), the National Brazilian Institute for Spatial research (INPE, Brazil) and the University of Porto (Portugal). The Rockland Scientific firm is also participating in the campaign as an industrial organization. The ship will make two halts in Cayenne on September 13th-14th and from 28th to 30th, and a stop in Porto Vigia, near Belém on September 26th to unload biological samples. At sea, around August 30th, AMAZOMIX will meet the schooner TARA in its tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, for the purpose of scientific collaboration: a common protocol will allow both teams to compare their data and thus increase the spatial and temporal coverage and the quantity of samples collected.
The result of a long-standing Franco-Brazilian cooperation
In addition to the scientists on board, AMAZOMIX includes a whole team that will remain on land: a total of about 70 Brazilian, French and other countries’ researchers are involved in the campaign, which will also have a research training role for about 50 international students. AMAZOMIX is the result of a long-standing federative work based on numerous funded projects, including the TRIALTAS European project and articulated through the LMI TAPIOCA (IRD, UFPE, UFRPE). It should also be emphasized that the analysis of the data collected will be carried out jointly by the different partners and that the findings will be pooled.