Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Colombia)

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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 22 December 1993 (1993-12-22)[1]
Preceding Agency Instituto Colombiano de Hidrología, Meteorología y Adecuación de Tierras
Headquarters Carrera 10 № 20-30
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Annual budget COP$50,689,400,000 (2012)[2]
COP$60,814,100,000 (2013)[3]
COP$72,937,566,000 (2014)[4]
Agency executive Ómar Franco Torres, Director
Parent agency Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Website www.ideam.gov.co

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Spanish: Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales), also known by its acronym in Spanish, IDEAM, is a government agency of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia. It is in charge of producing and managing the scientific and technical information on the environment of Colombia, and its territorial composition.[5] 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.[6]

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),[1] and it officially started functioning on March 1, 1995.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colombia, Congress of (22 December 1993). "Ley 99 de 1993". Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (41,146). ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Colombia, Congress of (14 December 2011). "Ley 1485 de 2011". Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (48,283): 12. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Colombia, Congress of (10 December 2012). "Ley 1593 de 2012". Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (48,640): 13. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Colombia, Congress of (11 December 2013). "Ley 1687 de 2014". Diario Oficial (in Spanish) (Bogotá) (49,001): 24. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Marco Institucional" (in Spanish). Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  6. ^ Congress of Colombia (1993-12-22). "Ley 99 de 1993" (PDF) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos “Alexander von Humboldt”. p. 9. Retrieved 2008-11-11.