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SOS Chuva: Media Science

Grant number: 17/22020-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Visual Communication
Principal researcher:Luiz Augusto Toledo Machado
Grantee:Tainá Mascarenhas de Luccas
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos da População (NEPO). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil  
Associated research grant:15/14497-0 - Nowcasting of intense thunderstorms and understanding of the physical processes inside clouds: the SOS-CHUVA (Severe Weather Observation System), AP.PFPMCG.TEM


This proposal is focused on developing strategies and activities of scientific communication for the thematic project SOS Chuva (Fapesp) and the mobile application call SOS Chuva. This application (free for smartphones and tablets) becomes very important to generate information for nowcasting, in which can show the weather forecasting that is happening now and in a short period of time, the rains, storms, an occurrence of lightning, strong winds, among others. This kind of information of early warning can help the population to prepare against the occurrences of extreme weather events and further reduce their vulnerabilities. Therefore, we perceive the priority for this application to become increasingly known and usefully by the population and by different sectors, such agriculture, electricity generation and public managers. In this way, this proposal aims to disseminate scientific bits of knowledge produced by SOS Chuva project in an attractive and efficient way for the public, improving scientific diffusion and popularization in our country. (AU)

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