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INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH

At the initiative of the Virtual Institute for Sustainable Development – IVIDES.org, a participatory mapping of oiled localities is being developed since October 18th, 2019, starting from the oil spill pollution event, which is taking place in Brazil.

To participate, send your photos to the email address below. It is VERY IMPORTANT to indicate the geographical location (latitude and longitude in decimal degrees) or at least the name of the locality, as well as the name of the city and state.

 

O link to the participatory map is:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1eqIpkTJEcEWani5R31MGvIKe6ZsMfPPC&usp=sharing

 

PARTICIPATORY MAP OF OIL POLLUTION – BRAZIL – 2019

1. PRESENTATION AND MOTIVATION

From the beginning of September 2019, several spots of crude oil were sighted on beaches of the north and northeast coast of Brazil. Until October 25 of the same year, 233 locations were counted.

Given that the length of the coast affected by the events (2,200 km, according to the Brazilian Navy) reaches almost one third (29.8%) of the total length of the Brazilian coast (7,367 km, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics – IBGE), it is essential to count with a local information network, provided by the locals themselves, to enhance the collection of data on the areas reached and the damage caused by this type of pollution.

2. PURPOSES

Participatory mapping of oil pollution points on the Brazilian coast (especially in the north and northeast of the country), in order to infer the extent of the damage caused by the September 2019 event.

3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE

First Step – Take PICTURES from the polluted location with your mobile phone (or camera);

Second Step Record Site GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION(*);

Third Step – Send PICTURES TO E-MAIL [email protected] or over the WHATSAPP: +55(21)96520-2416, informing in the body of the message:

  • The geographic location (latitude and longitude) of the locality;

  • The type of locality visited (Beach, Peak, Estuary, Mangrove,…);

  • The date the photos were taken;

  • Name of the person responsible for the photos;

  • E-mail of the person responsible for the photos;

(*) Comments:

1) To know the geographical location of the locality:

– Use a GPS to get the coordinate; OR

– Turn on the phone’s location icon and check with Google Maps;

– Install and use a program to take location photos such as SW Maps – GIS & Data Collector (Android app) or other;

2) If you have photos with no location, please e-mail it in just the same way: indicating the name of the locality

APP SW Maps:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=np.com.softwel.swmaps&hl=pt

GUIDE:

http://swmaps.softwel.com.np/assets/resources/manual.pdf

4. RESPONSE

Reply with link to mapped location will be sent to email contact.

5. CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact us, send email to:
[email protected]
[email protected]

Or send message by Whatsapp: +55(21)96520-2416

6. SUPPORT

To support this initiative, send the logo of the institution/group in the size of 82x86px or 257x125px (width x height) to the E-mail: [email protected]

See who already supports us:

Geocart UFRJ

Laboratory of Cartography – GEOCART/UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

LAGEOT/UFF

Laboratory of Geotecnologies – LAGEOT/UFF – Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

Blue Change

Blue Change – Citizen Science Initiative – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Redemar

REDEMAR Institute – Bahia, Brazil

Fundación Saavedra Lamas

Fundación Saavedra Lamas, Argentina

Instituto Marola/BA

Instituto Marola/BA