The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) will have a Stand during the Amazon Dialogues, which will be held between August 4 and 6, at the Hangar Convention Center in Belém (PA). On site, information on real-time monitoring of the Amazon Basin available at the Amazon Regional Observatory (ARO) will be made available. Also, the programs and projects executed by ACTO will be presented. The event precedes the Amazon Summit, scheduled for August 8 and 9, 2023.
The Observatory is a disruptive platform that integrates official data from public and scientific institutions of the eight ACTO member countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela) on topics related to the “Amazon Basin”, such as water resources, indigenous peoples, forests, biodiversity, fauna and flora. The information is presented in infographics and real-time dashboard.
The ARO’s coordinator, Mauro Ruffino, explains that the platform gathers data on meteorology, water resources and hotspots, which are obtained from satellites and official data. “Rivers, for example, are monitored in real time on their conditions, such as drought or flood, from 244 stations in operation in the eight ACTO member countries. The Observatory is housed in the Situation Room at ACTO headquarters. Soon, later in August, we will be monitoring fires and hotspots in real time.”
The ARO serves member countries by generating information such as flood, drought and fire alerts. The objective is to have information to guide public policies and subsidize decision-making aligned with the conservation and sustainable development of the Amazon.
Get to know ARO https://oraotca.org/en/home/