Allan Yu Iwama

Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile

Allan_Yu_IwamaEnvironmental Engineer at UNESP (2006), MSc in Remote Sensing at INPE (2009) and PhD. in Environment and Society at UNICAMP/NEPAM (2014).

Allan is currently pursuing his post-doctoral degree at the Universidad de Los Lagos (CEDER-ULAGOS) in Chile. His project focuses on adaptation, climate change and Participatory GIS (PPGIS) in the Chiloé island (Los Lagos region-Chile) and the northern coast of São Paulo (Brazil).

Allan has experience with management plans of Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas, socio-environmental analysis, master plans, and participatory approach (social cartography).

Keywords: Planning; Remote sensing; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Vulnerability; Social Cartography.


QES Project: The CoAdapta project | Litoral is a project designed in Brazil and Chile focusing on citizen science, adaptation and climate change in islands and coastal zones.

The project uses citizen science as an action-research opportunity to integrate local and scientific knowledge through participatory GIS as a response to the challenge of climate change, in both study cases: the Chiloé Archipelago and interior sea in South Chile (‘comunas’ de Dalcahue and Quellón in Chiloé, Maullín in Llanquihue and Caleta El Manzano in Hualaihué) and the Southeast coast of Brazil (Caraguatatuba, Ubatuba, in São Paulo and Paraty in Rio de Janeiro).