Welcome to the EOS project

Diseño conceptual de un observatorio ecológico para Colombia A conceptual desing of an ecological observatory system for Colombia Eine ökologische Überwachung System für Kolumbien
El proyecto EOS, financiado por el Ministerio de Educación e Investigación de Alemania, tiene como objetivo principal diseñar un posible sistema de monitoreo de los ecosistemas de Colombia. The EOS project, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, has the aim of designing a potential monitoring system for Colombian ecosystems. Das EOS Projekt beschäftigt sich mit der Planung eines kolumbianischen Monitoringsystems zur Erfassung von Veränderungen in Ökosystemfunktionen und Biodiversität.


The main objectives of the EOS project are:

  1. Identify resources, i.e. existing data and computational resources for detecting, characterizing and monitoring hotspots of biodiversity change in Colombia through generic indices such as Essential Climate Variables ECVs and Essential Biodiversity Variables EBVs.
  2. Outline a research strategy for implementing an Ecological Observatory System (EOS) that integrates ground-based observations of ecosystem properties with satellite-derived products.
  3. Develop an EOS prototype for a small region in which temporal changes in EBVs and ECVs are calculated.
  4. Identify funding opportunities for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Colombian EOS.

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