The overall increase in population and living standards that has happened during the last few decades have provoked significant socioeconomic development without any consistent environmental planning.
At ECOS, we work to shift that trend by help our customers, both public and private, to improve their relationship with the environment.
Over time, we have built up our customers’ trust as the best partner to minimize their environmental impacts and protect the natural resources wherever they operate.
In this respect, we are constantly striving to improve our solutions, by leading several R&D projects that have been highly successful, as the development and implementation of Venturi eductors to eliminate the brine discharge impact on the marine environment; the sediment balance rehabilitation project of Maspalomas dunes and beaches, with a significant social component; other projects related to the recovery of degraded ecosystems of marine species such as the marine angiosperm floor of great ecological importance.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAND-USE MANAGEMENT PLANNING
Land, as a resource, needs environmental planning which respects the singularities of each area and enables sensible land occupation by applying regulations that allow or ban particular land uses.
At ECOS, we carry out environmental studies applying land management plans.
PLANNING, MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF PROTECTED AREAS
The creation and maintenance of protected areas are crucial to maintaining biological diversity.
At ECOS we plan, manage and monitor nature protection areas, both on land and in the marine environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
The implementation of any project in the natural environment implies its transformation and in many cases an impact on the ecosystem integrity.
At ECOS, we develop environmental impact assessments to quantify and assess the impacts on the environment that surrounds a project, as well as to propose corrective and alternative measures that minimize the harm to the environment from those human activities.
Whether is a protected space or not, the area where a project is developed needs to be monitored to detect the possible changes that may occur in the ecosystem.
At ECOS we do pre-and after-action monitoring as well as its assessment and quantification on a spatial and temporal scale.
Eco-Mapping Studies are used to broaden the marine environment knowledge, which is something important to design the management tools of the coastal areas.
ECOS has an extensive experience in observing and studying the subtidal communities and the type of environment where they live, which makes planning and classifying easier and is crucial for an adequate subsequent management of marine and coastal ecosystems.
WATER QUALITY STUDIES
Water quality is an essential element for the life of all species who live within, as well as a good bioindicator of the state of the coasts.
By analyzing the physical, chemical and biological parameters of the water, ECOS is able to develop water quality studies, to evaluate its safety and to indicate its degree of contamination.
Physical studies of sediments help us to know the sedimentary processes while chemical and biological studies let us rate the sediment health state and know how human activities affect the environment.
The structure of the fauna and flora communities, both at sea and on land, are strongly influenced by the nature of the environment around them.
The knowledge and classification of the organisms of these communities in groups, families and/or species provides very valuable information for understanding the spatial and temporal changes of the populations.