ECOs experience is used to assist in the development of innovative and comprehensive digital tools that suit the partners needs and capacities. Where appropriate and possible we opt for networking/integration via cloud systems to allow for a more efficient knowledge sharing and management as well as taking into account data security and accessibility aspects.
For ECO, the focus is not on creating a single digital product but rather, we are concerned with initiating and accompanying a process that clearly defines the personnel, spatial and temporal responsibilities from data collection to data analysis to information dissemination.
We aim at keeping procedures and techniques as simple, yet as effective as possible. Pragmatic and generally accepted approaches have priority over scientifically ideal solutions.
Where possible, ECO develops digital solutions used for data collection, processing, and analysis to reduce collection and processing time as well as to support the planning and decision-making.
ECO assists projects and partner institutions in building effective spatial data and information management capacity commensurate with their needs, where possible making use of open-source software and open access data.
At ECO, we understand information as an asset and strive to make the best possible use of it by developing purpose-built information systems, including mobile solutions jointly with and for our clients.
ECO has a long history in decentralised collaboration among its national and international staff supported by advanced data sharing and cloud services and we offer this experience to projects and clients.