Welcome to the EFTEON website

The Expanded Freshwater and Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network

A modular, highly-networked, environmental research infrastructure.

EFTEON aims to provide and operate a network of instrumented landscape-level platforms for the South African environmental research community, focused on socially-relevant terrestrial landscapes and their coupled hydrological systems.

Landscape Data Products

Expected characteristics for the six distributed EFTEON landscapes

Remotely-sensed imagery

  • Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon from a distance, for example, satellite or aircraft-based sensor technologies.

Time-series data

  • Continuous time-series data meteorological parameters hydrological parameters fluxes (Exchange of Energy, Water and Carbon)

Field samples

  • Social-ecological surveys,
  • Biodiversity indicators,
  • Records of disturbances (floods, droughts, pests) and
  • Selected chemical analyses (soil, water and vegetation).