Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies - Colombia

Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales
Abbreviation 
IDEAM
Actor Type 
Government

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) of Colombia, is the national institution responsible for measurements of forest over, for establishing the REDD+ reference level and developing the national MRV system.

Community-based MRV is envisioned as an integral part of the national MRV system, and IDEAM have been working to increase engagement between communities and the national MRV system and institutions. IDEAM has testing the use of satellite monitoring to provide alerts on a faster basis than that of their standard national monitoring system. They are also developing a system that regional entities can implement — specifically the Corporaciones Autonomias Regionales (CARs) — to work with local communities in designing and testing an early-warning system on deforestation and fire activity as part of an MRV system.