Chapter 1: An idea is born

The ATTO research tower is the result of the hard work and imagination of a large number of  people, not just Brazilian and German scientists but also governmental funding agencies, students, engineers, technicians and people who worked to build the forest camp and keep it running.  This series of blogs is intended to tell the story of ATTO from a range of those peoples’ perspectives, and will continue for the next several months.  In Chapter 1 of the “ATTO through time” blog, Prof. Andreae thinks back on how the idea of a tall tower in the Amazon became a reality.

A pipe dream: a research tower in the Amazon

We are in Mainz at the end of the nineties.

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