Most everyday activities around the world are restricted due to the COVID-19 outbreak and ATTO is no exception. We are affected by governmental guidance, restrictions on international travel and recently announced INPA policies. And we want to ensure the safety of people, especially those living in the Uatumã Sustainable Development Reserve. We have therefore minimized our field activities at ATTO since last week.
Researchers will not travel to ATTO to collect samples or make measurements until further notice. Scientists from outside Brazil have canceled all travel to Manaus until at least the end of April. The HALO CAFE-Brazil field campaign planned for April and May this year is now officially canceled as well, though we are hopeful it can be rescheduled in the future.