Rio de Janeiro based Iko Poran Association extends its activities to new destinations, including South Africa, Costa Rica, Uganda, Peru and many more. One of the highlights of the new destinations are the animal conservation volunteer projects in South Africa. There is a program for Big Five Monitoring, volunteers are tracking elephants, buffalos, lions and big cats in the Africa Bush. See also the video below:
Halliburton announced the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center provides the setting for collaboration as the Company works with the country’s leading universities and customer research groups to establish a global center of expertise for deepwater and mature fields.
The Airspace Operations Command in Brasilia has kicked off operations of the Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) on Wednesday (July 5). The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) will be in charge of operation and monitoring the satellite and will cooperate with the Army and Navy. The $843.55 million satellite, which was launched into space in May, will provide security for government and Armed Forces communications and, in the short term, help expand broadband services to remote areas of the country. It will also support airspace surveillance over the borders with Bolivia and Paraguay. Launched from Kourou Space Center…
Netherlands Fugro has been awarded a further two-year contract by Petrobras to provide comprehensive inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) and pipeline inspection services in Brazil. This new award follows Fugro’s successful completion of an initial 12-month contract for the oil major, after taking delivery of the new-build vessel Fugro Aquarius.
Scientists have discovered the river reef is far bigger, and more important, than first thought – a biodiversity hotspot on a par with the Great Barrier Reef. Now they face a race to protect it from big oil.There is a flickering, bright glimmer of sky as the two-person submarine descends beneath the muddy equatorial waters to a place no human has ever seen – a vast, complex coral reef at the mouth of the world’s greatest river. Thirty metres under the murky plume of the sediment-heavy Amazon, the sub enters a darker, richer world. A school of curious remora fish…
Oil companies planning to drill near a vast coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have calculated that the unique ecosystem has a 30% chance of being affected in the event of an oil spill. 'We are rewriting the textbooks': first dives to Amazon coral reef stun scientistsRead moreThe unique reef system astonished marine biologists when its existence was widely revealed last year, and is believed it could be the home for dozens of previously unknown species. But activists warn that an oil spill could irreparably damage the 1,000 kilometre-long ecosystem before scientists have even had a chance…
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