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REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS

Associação Latinoamericana de Estudantes de Geografia
 (Latin American Association of Geography Students)
This student organization serves as a voice for young geographers from Latin America. The website advertises news of upcoming events, provides information on opportunities for geographers, and hosts forums.

Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial
(Latin American Association of Space Geophysics)
This interdisciplinary scientific organization carries out research projects and promotes the development of geospatial technologies in Latin America.

Cetro Panamericano de Estudios e Investigaciones Geograficas

Conferencia de Geógrafos Latinamericanistas
(Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers)
The Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers was organized to foster geographic education and research on Latin America. It publishes a Newsletter and the Journal of Latin American Geography, as well as operating an electronic listserv for members, CLAGNET.

División de Evaluación y Alerta Temprana (DEAT)
(Division of Early Warning and Assessment)

DEAT provides decision makers and researchers with improved access to meaningful environmental data and information, and helps increase the capacity of governments to use environmental information for decision making and action planning for sustainable human development.

Grupo GeoLat
This network of professors, researchers, and other practitioners of geography publishes an open access journal and maintains a web portal to promote collaboration on geographic research and projects in Latin America.

Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia
(Pan-American Institute of Geography and History)
This technical and scientific body of the OAS specializes in the areas of cartography, geography, history and geophysics. For 80 years, the Institute has promoted collaboration among researchers throughout the Americas by sponsoring conferences, publishing journals and organizing workshops.

SERVIR
SERVIR is a regional visualization and monitoring system for Mesoamerica that integrates satellite and other geospatial data for improved scientific knowledge and decision making by managers, researchers, students, and the general public.

Sociedad Especialistas Latinoamericana en Percepción Remota
(Latin American Society for Specialists in Remote Sensing)
This geographical society is organized into national chapters which carry out training workshops and hold meetings. The organization as a whole publishes a journal and every two years organizes a symposium. The website hosts a comprehensive dictionary of terms related to remote sensing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS

Argentina
Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Geográficos (GÆA, the Argentine Society of Geographical Studies)

Brazil
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institute of Spatial Studies)
Associação dos Geógrafos Brasileiros (Association of Brazilian Geographers)
                                        
Costa Rica
La Asociación Costarricense de Turismo Rural Comunitario - ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural Community Tourism)
Asociación Conservacionista de Monteverde - ACM (Conservation Association of Monteverde)
               
Panamá                  
Asociación de Geógrafos Profesionales de Panamá (Association of Professional Geographers of Panama facebook page)

Uruguay
Asociación Profesional de Geógrafos de Uruguay (Professional Association of Geographers of Uruguay)

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GEOGRAPHY-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Asociación Argentina de Energías Renovables y Ambiente - ASADES
(Argentine Association of renewable Energies and Environment)

ASADES serves researchers, scientists, educators and entrepreneurs who focus on renewable energy resources and environmental protection. The organization promotes the exchange of ideas, experiences, expertise and the use of latest technologies available in the national and international markets.

Association of Professional  Geographers of Santa Catarina - APROGEO/SC
Represents the public and private interests of indivduals and groups of its members to administrative, legislative, judicial and other institutions as they relate to the progessional category represented by the Association. It also promotes the defense and outreach of the profession of Geographer, as well as the deelopment of Applied Geography.

Asociación Latinoamericana de Conservacion y Manejo de Vida Silvestre - ALCOM
(Latin American Association for Wildlife Conservation and Management)

ALCOM works to promote sustainable development through responsible administration and management of wildlife and natural resources. ALCOM gathers and disseminates biodiversity information to support collaborative projects throughout Latin America.
Centro de Derechos y Desarrollo- CEDAL

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical - CIAT
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture)

CIAT conducts socially and environmentally progressive research aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and preserving natural resources in developing countries. CIAT is one of the 15 centers that make up the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP
(The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation)

The FAPESP is a Brazilian funding agency for scientific and technological research affiliated with the State of São Paulo Secretariat for Higher Education. The Foundation offers scholarships and financial awards to promote support research in the fields of biology, health, earth sciences, engineering, agronomy, applied social sciences, linguistics, humanities and the arts.

GeoCensos 

This group of geo information experts from Latin America and the Caribbean produce news and analysis of the census geographic information outlook in the region. They also asses case studies, good practices and innovation on geomarketing, geo-ecommerce and other geoinformation trends.

Geosur

Global Earth Observation System of Systems

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association

Group on Earth Observations
 

La Fundación Grupo HTM (Hábitat, Territorio y Medio Ambiente)
Foundation Group HTM (Habitat, Territory, and Environment)

The HTM Group is a technical collaborative organization whose research agenda focuses on habitat and territory. It consists of an interdisciplinary team with significant experience in teaching processes, planning, management and land management systems. The organization works together with national, regional and local partners.

Fundación PROINPA
PROINPA is a Bolivian science and technology organization that promotes the protection and sustainable use of the country’s agricultural genetic resources. It also supports programs on food security, natural resource conservation and the reduction of urban and rural poverty.

Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad - IEB
(Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity)

The IEB, one of three research institutes of the Chilean Millennium Science Initiative, works to foster a common philosophy and foundation of research among scientists who study the natural environment.

Instituto de Investigación Nutricional - IIN
(Institute of Nutritional Investigation)
The IIN conducts and disseminates information on health and nutrition in Peru, working with academic groups, civil society and decision makers at the local and international level.

Instituto Interamericano de la Cooperacion para la Agricultura – IICA
(Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture)

The IICA encourages the efforts of its member states to achieve agricultural development and well-being for rural populations.

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad - INBio
National Institute for Biodiversity
INBio is a private research and biodiversity management center in Costa Rica that supports efforts to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use.  INBio works in close collaboration with different government institutions, universities, the private sector and other public and private organizations, both within and outside Costa Rica.

Museo Paraense Emilio Goeldi
(Emilio Goeldi Museum)

The Emilio Goeldi Museum’s catalogues, analyzes and disseminates information on natural and socio-cultural systems in the Amazon as part of an effort to support regional development.

Organización Latinoamericana de Energia - OLADE
(Latin American Energy Organization)

OLADE is a regional umbrella organization that promotes technical assistance for its member states, facilitating common efforts in the fields of energy integration on regional and local levels.

Portal do Meio Ambiente da Rede Brasileira de Informação Ambiental
(Environmental Information Portal of the Brazilian Environmental Information Network)

This web portal serves as a clearinghouse of environmental news and other information for researchers and institutions in Brazil. The initiative encourages education and the sharing of best practices in the fields of environmental and natural resource conservation.

Red de Información C&T para América Latina y el Caribe
(Network of Science and Technology Information on Latin America and the Caribbean)
This web portal, created by the Science and Technology office of the Organization of American States, disseminates information on research, grants, job opportunities, international agreements and other related matters in the fields of science and technology relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. Its objective is to facilitate the work of researchers and scholars in these fields, to help them locate useful resources and regional partners.

Scientific Library Online - SciELO
SciELO is a model for the cooperative electronic publication of scientific journals online. It was especially developed to respond to the needs of scientific communication in developing countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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