SERVICES

Our services target people, communities, organizations, companies that need to obtain information about water and nature, implement nature-based solutions and/or live experiences in nature, particularly in remote environments: generation of data, research, monitoring, installation of equipment, exploration and discovering; as well as transfer and share information and experiences.

MONITORING AND EQUIPMENT IN REMOTE AREAS

NATURE EXPLORATION

WATER RESOURCES STUDIES

PROJECT EVALUATION

MONITORING AND EQUIPMENTS INSTALLATION IN REMOTE AREAS

The generation and access to accurate, representative and reliable data is essential to improve knowledge about natural processes, to plan and implement protection and conservation activities and, in general, ensure sustainable development of the planet and communities. However, data collection in remote, hard-to-reach areas can be time-consuming and technically and physically demanding. These areas generally have little data and many challenges to obtain them.

Carpe Science makes available to scientists, companies, public institutions, communities or anyone interested, reliable and otherwise unobtainable data: samples (water, soil, vegetation, geological formations, snow, etc.), measurements of variables, pictures or video, etc. Our team has extensive experience in the generation of information and data collection in nature (continental areas), especially in remote and difficult to access areas: high mountain terrain, deserts, glaciers and underground (cave, gallery, etc.). Our quality of scientists and outdoor experts allows us to access areas only accessible on foot and/or through special techniques and equipment.

1. Installation, operation and maintenance of monitoring stations:

1.1. Installation of monitoring stations.

This service offers the installation of monitoring station (meteorological, gauging, piezometric, water quality stations or other variable). Depending your needs, we can include:

  • An assessment to determine the optimal location of the station(s). The methodology depends on the context. For more information about our experience in hydrometric network design, [see->] Lictevout, E. & Gocht, M. (2017). Hydrometric network design in hyper-arid area. Hydrology Research 49 (4) 1208-1220.
  • Advice for selecting equipment (sensors, datalogger, etc.);
  • Installation in remote areas (deserts, high mountains, glaciers, underground galleries, caves, etc.).

1.2. Operation and maintenance of monitoring stations.

This service offers the operation and maintenance of monitoring stations, including in remote environments (deserts, high mountains, glaciers, underground galleries, caves, etc.).

2. Data and samples collection in remote areas and difficult access:

This service offers sample and data collection: geological samples, water samples, snow, soil, vegetation etc.

We apply national and international protocols and standards for each type of sample, which ensures the validation and scientific publication of the data.

We access remote areas, only accessible on foot or through special techniques or equipment. We also offer services in totally isolated areas and only accessible by air. Depending on the needs, the use of Carpe Science measuring equipment (multiparameter probe, water level probe, flowmeter, etc.) can be included. All our equipment has international calibration certification.

NATURE EXPLORATION

While it is important to understand and protect nature, it is also important to enjoy it. Because we are part of it and we must remain connected to it: the biophilia. Carpe Science therefore offers outdoor and mountain activities mainly hiking, climbing, canyoning and climbing, all through the prism of environmental protection.

Currently we run 2 projects to discover nature, click on them for more information [in Spanish]:

WATER RESOURCES STUDIES

We carry out studies of water resources at the local level, catchment level, or the most appropriate territorial unit for the problem posed. We put much efforts on the characterization of the hydrological and hydrogeological processes that occur at different temporal and spatial scales. For this, we use different tools: data generation campaigns, variable monitoring, study of geology, hydrogeochemistry, dye tracers, isotopic analysis, geophysics, generation of conceptual and numerical models.

PROJECT EVALUATION

We carry out project evaluations in relation to water resources:

  • Evaluation of research and development projects proposals.
  • Evaluation of research and development projects.
  • Evaluation of humanitarian and development projects in water and sanitation, WASH (WATSAN).

Examples of projects evaluated:

  • Evaluation of R&D proposals for different ANID (ex CONICYT) financing lines.
  • Evaluation of water and sanitation projects financed by UNICEF in Haiti in the framework of the emergency response to Hurricane Matthew.