Quem Somos

MapBiomas is an initiative of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation System (SEEG) from the Climate Observatory’s and is produced by a collaborative network of co-creators made up of NGOs, universities and technology companies organized by biomes and cross-cutting themes.

Biomes Coordination:

  • Amazon – Institute of People and Environment of the Amazon (IMAZON)
  • Caatinga – Feira de Santana State University (UEFS), Northeast Plants Association (APNE) e GeoDatin
  • Cerrado – Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
  • Atlantic Forest – SOS Mata Atlantica Foundation and ArcPlan
  • Pampa – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and GeoKarten
  • Pantanal – SOS Pantanal Institute and ArcPlan

Cross-cutting Themes Coordination:

  • Pasture – Federal University of Goiás (LAPIG/UFG)
  • Agriculture – Agrosatelite
  • Coastal Zone and Mining – Vale Technological Institute (ITV) / Solved
  • Urban Areas– University of São Paulo (QUAPÁ-FAU/ USP and YBY), Federal University of Bahia and Federal University of São Carlos (NEEPC) 

Technology Partners:

  • Google
  • EcoStage
  • Terras App Solutions


  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)
  • Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC)
  • Good Energies Foundation
  • Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
  • Iniciativa Internacional de Clima e Florestas da Noruega (NICFI)
  • Instituto Arapyaú
  • Instituto Clima e Sociedade (ICS)
  • Instituto Humanize
  • OAK Foundation
  • Quadrature Climate Foundation (QCF)
  • Walmart Foundation (USA)
  • Sequoia Climate Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation

Institutional Partners:

  • Arapyaú Institute
  • WRI Brasil
  • AVINA Foundation

Technical Coordination: Marcos Rosa (ArcPlan)

Scientific Coordination: Jula Shimbo (IPAM)

General Coordination: Tasso Azevedo (Climate Observatory)

Independent Committee of Scientific Advice:

  • Alexandre Camargo Coutinho (Embrapa)
  • Edson Eygi Sano (IBAMA)
  • Gilberto Camara Neto (INPE)
  • Joberto Veloso de Freitas (Federal University of Amazonas)
  • Matthew C. Hansen (Maryland University)
  • Mercedes Bustamante (University of Brasília)
  • Timothy Boucher (TNC)
  • Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr (Clark University)

Technical Partners:

  • Brasil I.O
  • Institute of Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification – Imaflora (IMAFLORA)
  • Energy and Environment Institute (IEMA)
  • Socioambiental Institute (ISA)
  • Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS)
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • Life Center Institute (ICV)
  • WWF Brasil

Click here to know the people who make MapBiomas.