ATTO at the Berlin Science Week

The Brazilian Embassy in Berlin and the ATTO project will host an event about the project’s multidisciplinary research in the Amazon rainforest.

As part of the Berlin Science Week 2021, it’s taking place as a hybrid event on November 3rd at 3pm CET in the Brazilian Embassy and online. The event is open to the public.

Over the course of three hours, ATTO scientists will give guests and online viewers an overview of our research, share the most exciting findings we have made so far, and give a glimpse into what is to come in the coming years. This will include many aspects of our diverse research, from the transport of Saharan dust across the Atlantic, to the flying rivers of the Amazon, and survival strategies of rainforest plants in a changing climate, and greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, you will hear about our collaboration with local river communities near ATTO. There, our scientists work with the schools, to share with the students their passion for natural science and the multitude of scientific question we try to answer in the forest that is their home.

The speakers will be:

  • Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to Germany
  • Carlos Alberto Quesada, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia (INPA)
  • Susan Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC)
  • Santiago Botía, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) – Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
  • Bruna Holanda, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C) – Aerosol Transport
  • Jürgen Kesselmeier, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C) – Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Eliane Gomes Alves, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) – Ecology
  • Flávia Durgante, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) – Local Community Project
  • Frithjof A. Maennel, Deputy Director General‚ International Cooperation in Education and Research, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Daniella Ortega Menezes, Minister-Counselor, Embassy of Brazil in Berlin

The event is FREE, but registration is required to attend both on-site and virtually. You and register here:

Please note that for the on-site event, taking place at the Brazilian Embassy (Wallstraße 57, Berlin), there is only limited availability, and registration closes on October 31. To ensure the safety and health of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2G-rules (vaccinated or recovered).

About the Berlin Science Week

Berlin Science Week is a 10-day international festival that brings together the world’s most innovative scientific organizations in Berlin and online to celebrate science and facilitate an open and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge. With thousands of participants, it is one of the largest science events and takes place annually from 1-10 November.