Renewable, non-renewable, and cultural resources


  • Mining
  • Minerals
  • Petroleum
  • Water resources
  • Geothermal and solar energy
  • Floors
  • Heritage / Archeology
  • Geoscience education

Ecuador has a large number of resources, ranging from energy (oil, solar radiation, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy), raw materials (minerals, agriculture, water), to its people (thousands of years of cultural history, artifacts, culture current and ancestral knowledge). Research in this line will focus primarily on exploring resources and understanding the systems where these resources are formed and stored. A wide range of tools can be used for this, under the umbrellas of geology, petrography, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology and remote sensing.