ATTO Workshop 2019
The upcoming 2019 workshop will take place in Manaus, Brasil on September 16 – 18. It will be held at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA / MCTIC).
ATTO Workshop June 2018
From June 18th to 20th the leading ATTO scientists gathered at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, to discuss future research at ATTO. The institute’s managing director Prof. Susan Trumbore, who is also the German coordinator for the international ATTO project, had invited the almost 60 scientists from 20 research institutions and universities to Jena. The purpose of the meeting was to jointly compile the most urgent scientific questions that should be addressed in the coming years.
For three days, previously established and newly formed, cross-cutting working groups discussed the current state of their research, their planes and goals for the future, as well as giving updates on infrastructure and scheduling. Their results will be summarized in a new science plan and expedition license. Additionally, the new ATTO data portal (www.ATTOdata.org) was presented at the workshop after discussing and agreeing on a new data policy.
And because strong personal relationships are the foundation of excellent science, the multinational research team made the most of their rare time together and extended the meeting into the evening hours with dinner and drinks to socialize and get to know one another better.
ATTO Integration-Workshop October 2017
On October 4th and 5th, ATTO researchers gathered at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA / MCTIC) in Manaus, Brazil. INPA researcher Carlos Alberto Quesada and project coordinator on the Brazilian side hosted ̴50 of the project’s leading scientists of different nationalities to strengthen the relationship between the scientists working at research institutes and universities in Brazil, Germany and other countries. Such in-person workshops are also crucial to improve the scientific collaboration of the project by updating one another on their progress and discussing how to best integrate the different aspects of their research.
One of the main outcomes of the meeting was the shared vision to create a new generation of researchers to work at ATTO. To achieve this goal it is necessary to establish a training and education program and to attract fellowships and postgraduate programs geared towards Amazon research at ATTO. Both German and Brazilian partners will contribute to this effort, which will in turn strengthen the true scientific collaboration between the research institutes in both countries.