MapBiomas is a multi-institutional project involving universities, NGOs and technology companies that promotes the annual mapping of land cover and land use in Brazil over the last three decades and provides data and maps in an open and free way. To know more access: http://mapbiomas.org

MapBiomas Alert is conducted by the following institutions:

Coordination by biome:

  • Amazon - Institute of Man and the Environment of the Amazon (IMAZON) in partnership with Federal University of Goias (LAPIG/UFG)  
  • Caatinga - Feira de Santana State University (UEFS), Geodatin and Plants Association of the Northeast (APNE)
  • Cerrado - Institute of Environmental Research of the Amazon (IPAM)
  • Atlantic Forest - SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation and ArcPlan
  • Pampa - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and GeoKarten
  • Pantanal - SOS Pantanal Institute and ArcPlan

Technology and Systems Partners:

  • Google
  • EcoStage
  • Solved 

Technical Coordination: Marcos Rosa

Scientific Coordination: Julia Shimbo

General Coordination: Tasso Azevedo


  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)
  • Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC)
  • Good Energies Foundation
  • Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
  • International Climate and Forest Initiative Norway (NICFI)
  • Arapyaú Institute
  • Climate and Society Institute (ICS)
  • Humanize Institute
  • Oak Foundation
  • Quadracture Capital Foundation (QCF)
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPC)
  • Walmart Foundation 

Institutional Partners:

  • Arapyaú Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • Democracy and Sustainability Institute (IDS)
  • Avina Foundation

Technical Partners:

  • Institute of Life Center (ICV)
  • Socio-environmental Institute (ISA)
  • Institute for Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (IMAFLORA)
  • Democracy and Sustainability Institute (IDS)