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Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies
Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales
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Agency overview
Formed December 22, 1993
Preceding agency Instituto Colombiano de Hidrología, Meteorología y Adecuación de Tierras
Headquarters Carrera 10 No. 20 - 30
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
Agency executives Ricardo José Lozano P, General Director
Juan Manuel Russy Escobar, Secretary General
Parent agency Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Regional Development
Website
http://www.ideam.gov.co

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Spanish: Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales, IDEAM) is a government agency of the Colombian Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Regional Development. It is in charge of producing and managing the scientific and technical information on the environment of Colombia, and its territorial composition[1]. The IDEAM also serves as the Colombian institute of meteorology and studies the climate of Colombia.

The IDEAM is charged with obtaining, analyzing, processing and divulging information pertaining to hydrology, hydrogeology, meteorology, and geography of biophysical, geomorphological aspects, and the vegetation and land area to improve the use and care of the biophysical resources or the country[2].

It was created on December 22, 1993, when Congress passed Law 99 of 1993, replacing the Colombian Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Land Management (Instituto Colombiano de Hidrología, Meteorología y Adecuación de Tierras - HIMAT)[2], and it officially started functioning on March 1, 1995[1].

See also

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute of Biological Resources
  • Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute

References

  1. ^ a b "Marco Institucional" (in Spanish). Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales. http://www.ideam.gov.co/ideam/. Retrieved 2008-11-12.  
  2. ^ a b Congress of Colombia (1993-12-22). "Ley 99 de 1993" (in Spanish) (PDF). Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos “Alexander von Humboldt”. p. 9. http://www.humboldt.org.co/download/ley99.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-11.  
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