Regina Célia dos Santos Alvalá is responsible for Inter-Institutional Arrangement at National Centre for Monitoring and Warnings of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN/MCTI). She has been a Senior Researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Space Research (INPE) since 1994 and she leads the research project ‘Early warning system in support of natural disaster risk reduction’ at the National Institute of Science and Technology for Climate Change.
Regina is also responsible for the Partnership Agreement between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Ministry of Environment for the development of joint actions to implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Brazil.
Regina is a graduate in Cartographic Engineering from UNESP, Presidente Prudente (1982), and has Masters and PhD in Meteorology (1987 and 1993, respectively) from INPE. Her focus area is in Micrometeorology, working especially on modeling and observation of soil-vegetation-atmosphere interaction.