IIHS Long-Term Urban Ecological Observatory

The IIHS Long-Term Urban Ecological Observatory (LTUEO) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence in the Global South, that is generating new knowledge, developing nature-based solutions and strengthening human capacity at the interface of urban ecological science, sustainability science and climate science, using state-of-the-art technologies, monitoring systems and innovative experiments.

Goals and features

  • Regular biodiversity assessments in relation to socio-ecological change over space and time
  • Data and evidence from experiments and designing nature-based solutions
  • Early warning systems for global change in an urbanising environment
  • Telemetry systems for rapid transmission and assessment of data
  • Instrumentation for diverse environmental and energy variables
  • Citizen science
  • Ecological dimensions of water and food security
  • Integration of data and knowledge systems into teaching and capacity building in sustainability science and practice
  • Emerge as a premier cutting-edge urban ecological site with a Global South perspective

Nellai Neervalam | Restore & Rejuvenate Water Bodies | River Tamiraparani
The teams from the IIHS LTUEO and IIHS-led Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNSSUP) have worked to contribute to the Nellai Neervalam Tamiraparani river restoration initiative in Tirunelveli.