What is CREAR?

The Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest (CREAR) was created as an umbrella organization to develop educational and research activities in the Peruvian Amazonian Rainforest. The Amazon River basin is approximately 7,050,000 km2 in total area, occupying nearly 40% of the South American continent. The Peruvian Amazonian region covers about 760,000 km2, which comprises about 62% of the country. Peru´s tropical rainforests are the largest and most pristine in the world, providing many functions essential to sustain life on Earth: oxygen production; carbon dioxide sequestration; nitrogen fixation; temperature regulation; air purification; and one of the most biologically diverse areas on our planet. As such, the region has served as a natural laboratory for multi-disciplinary basic and applied research and education on a wide range of topics. But, there is much more to be done, and opportunities abound. Thus, Peruvian charter member institutions are crossing boundaries and initiating wide collaboration on topics such as hydrology, climate change, fluvial hydraulics, geomorphology, social aspects, health issues, navigation, ecology, and economy, among others. The main objective of CREAR is to enhance and promote research by Peruvian and international scientists, engineers, educators, and NGOs.

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June 2014 : One week short course : CREAR-ED-ENG

August 3 -August 16, 2014: Two-week short course: CREAR-ED-SPA

RCEM 2015

Tropical River 2012