SECO aims to achieve its ambitious goals by connecting existing networks and institutions who work in the dry tropics.
SECO relies upon and contributes to several existing plot networks in the dry tropics, in particular Forestplots.net, DryFlor and SEOSAW.
DRYFLOR is a network of researchers and conservationists focusing on the seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) of Latin America. They aim to improve the understanding of the flora and to promote the conservation of these endangered ecosystems.
Socio-Ecological Observatory for Studying African Woodlands (SEOSAW) is a network of scientists and also woodland survey plots in Africa. The long-term goal of SEOSAW is to understand the response of African woodlands to global change.
Forestplots.net helps and connects forest scientists and forest people worldwide to measure, monitor and understand forests around the globe.
SECO encourages collaboration and many SECO researchers are involved with other plot networks.
SECO is collaborating closely with National Centre for Earth Observation to research and map woody biomass change in the dry tropics and support capability to use Earth Observation data to manage and monitor savannas and dry forests in tropical countries.
National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) is a NERC research centre with more than 100 scientists, which provides the UK with core expertise in Earth Observation science, satellite datasets and model evaluation underpinning Earth System research.