Drone Monitoring in the Amazon
2021-10-01, 10:30–11:00, Group on Earth Observations

Indigenous communities in the Amazon forest, are experiencing many changes related to climate change. Very strong rains are causing the rivers to overflow, affecting the food security of the communities who live by the rivers. They are also experiencing strong winds, and during the summer there are periods in which the sun is very strong causing droughts. Affected communities are left without water. On the other hand there are also periods when winters are very cold, causing the elderly and children to get sick. Indigenous knowledge today, as in the past, is crucial for adaptation to these changes and to cure and prevent associated illnesses. In this talk you will hear how the Indigenous Shuar community in the Ecuadorian Amazon are using drones and combining this information with their Indigenous knowledge and the challenges they are facing to adapt to these changes.

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Authors and Affiliations

GEO Indigenous Alliance


Transition to FOSS4G


FOSS4G implementations in strategic application domains: land management, crisis/disaster response, smart cities, population mapping, climate change, ocean and marine monitoring, etc.


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

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