The SIAT-AC is a process, in which a set of actors (institutions) establish agreements, with common objectives around the management of environmental information in the Colombian Amazon (agreements: conceptual, organizational, technical (data infrastructure, methodologies, protocols), and technological (information networks, telecommunications, access), organized as a network of people and entities, to support decision makers in regional processes to achieve sustainable development with data and information products.
It is equally valid to define the SIAT-AC as the Environmental Information System of Colombia SIAC, developed in the regional scope of the Colombian Amazon.
Detailed information on the SIAT-AC process can be found in the following links:
SIAT-AC conceptual model
Conceptual and methodological guidelines of the Amazon Environmental Indicators System within the framework of the Regional Environmental Monitoring Program
Design of the baseline of environmental information on natural resources and the environment in the Colombian Amazon: conceptual and methodological bases
The construction of the SIAT-AC must take into account the priorities and particularities of the Colombian Amazon.
The conceptual, operational, technical and financial scope of the SIAT-AC must be viable and in accordance with the capacity of the actors in the region to achieve its implementation.
The long-term vision for the implementation of SIAT-AC is considered to be 4 years.
The regional vision of the Amazon will be considered at a general scale of 1:500,000, however, more detailed approximations are foreseen when warranted.
Ciclo de información
The cycles to complete the supply chain of the data required for the different functionalities of the SIAT-AC are 2 years, with intermediate captures through an environmental monitoring scheme with indicators.
Pertinencia y oportunidad
The identification of priorities for generating and updating environmental information will be agreed upon with mechanisms for the participation of regional actors.
The quality and continuous improvement of environmental information must be guaranteed through certification processes, in accordance with national and international standards on quality, objectivity, homologation and compatibility.
Integralidad e Interoperabilidad
Environmental information will be generated based on approved standards, for which protocols, methodologies and technical standards will be established to facilitate connectivity, homologation and exchange of environmental information from the Colombian Amazon, regardless of the technological platform.
Reconocimiento de avances
The existing advances in environmental information management of the territory in the region, by the different entities that participate in the implementation and operation of the system, will be recognized and taken into account.
Actors and Values
SIAT-AC actors are classified as involved, interested and general public (Based on the "Inter-institutional management strategy for the implementation of the Biodiversity Information System, Alexander von Humboldt Institute. Bogotá. Franco, X. & J. C. Bello. 2004 ), taking into account their roles and responsibilities in the processes of generation, analysis and use of data and environmental information and their role as part of the National Environmental System SINA in the Colombian Amazon region.
The actors involved are the participants who have the responsibility to generate, manage and use environmental data and information at the regional level or who participate directly in the creation and coordination of the Territorial Environmental Information System for the Colombian Amazon SIAT-AC or its established subsystems.
Those involved in SIAT-AC include the Sinchi Amazonian Institute of Scientific Research, the region's sustainable development corporations (CDA, Corpoamazonia, Cormacarena) and the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development-MAVDT. The entities invited to the conformation and coordination of the SIAT for the Colombian Amazon are the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute IAVH, the "Agustín Codazzi" Geographic Institute IGAC, the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies IDEAM, the Unit Special Administrative Unit of the System of National Natural Parks UAESPNN and the Academy as knowledge generators.