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Brazil celebrates 25th anniversary of pirate project to improve climate prediction

The Brazilian government celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Pirate Project, which has helped improve models used for climate predictions through buoys installed at sea.

The international collaborative project Moored Buoy Array for Prediction and Research in the Tropical Atlantic (Pirata), funded by Brazil, France, and the United States, celebrates its 25th anniversary this October and has implications worldwide.

Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Paulo Alvim, highlighted the project's contribution to global science.

"It is an investment that extends to the entire planet because it is about weather and climate. The research contributes to developing predictive models . . .

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