The Observatory for Environment Research « Experimental Tropical Watersheds » (SO BVET) is INSU-labeled. It is a monitoring tool that aims to increase our knowledge regarding the continental water and biogeochemical cycles and the dynamics of weathering processes in tropical environments. It is also dedicated to the study of anthropogenic impacts on the natural environment. These goals are achieve by the combined use of hydrological, geophysical, mineralogical, geochemical methods and modeling.
The ORE BVET is registered in the following international projects: IGCP n° 459 “Carbon Cycle and Hydrology” (UNESCO – IUGS), ILTER Networks (International Long-Term Ecological Research), and EUROLAT (European Network on Lateritic Weathering and Global Environment).