The dataZone is a collection of applications, accesible online or inside the Charles Darwin Research Station, providing access to all the scientific information stored in several databases, product of almost 60 years of research in the Galapagos Islands.


dataZone is providing information that will help meet the Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted by the parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD, 2010).

Natural History Collections Database

The databases at the Charles Darwin Foundation are among the institution’s most valuable assets. Much of the research conducted since the outset is kept within them.

The Collections Database is the digital home for the Natural History Collection at the Charles Darwin Research Station. The database includes records of collected physical specimens, as well as virtual records of species occurrence within the Islands (observational records) and records of Galapagos specimens held at collaborating institutions. 

Information included in records includes where possible the full taxonomy to the lowest level possible, collection notes, collection location and ecological information.

Discover more facts about the Natural History Collections

Galapagos Species List

In our Galapagos Species List we openly share the information from our Natural History Collections Database. There you can search and review the available information about any of the ~7000 species that inhabit the Galapagos Islands.

Climatology Database

The Climatology Database of the Charles Darwin Foundation allows you to visualize and download the historical daily records of temperature, precipitation and humidity from the two meteorological stations active in Santa Cruz, one on the highlands of the island (Bellavista), and the other located at sea level (Puerto Ayora).

Visualize our climatological data



The geoPortal is the public platform for geodata of the Charles Darwin Foundation. There you can explore and download information, discover applications, and empower the solution of important local themes.

Analyze and combine layers using maps,
and also developing new applications.
Together, we can enhance this platform even more!


Story maps

We tell you some teasers of our scientific productions, with the combination of geographical information, narrative text, images and multimedia content. We use the potentiality of maps and geography to tell you a story.

Industrial Fishing Galapagos map

Galapagos: promoting the sustainable use of the ocean

This storymap tell us about how is the risk of industrial fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, and how the community promotes a better use. 

People in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Benthic Zones

This storymap proposes a classification for the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) according to the seabed characteristics. 

People in the Galapagos Islands

¿Where is the most important biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands?

This storymap tells us some previews about a study that is doing the Charles Darwin Research Station is developing to identify priority zones for conservation. 

People in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Topography

This web map application will show you some surface and terrain characteristics of the archipelago. 

Also, here you can build your own profile graph...


Mangrove Map Comparative Analysis

Dynamic navigation between two maps at the same time. Try to identify differences in the new and old mangrove maps...

People in the Galapagos Islands

People in the Galapagos Islands

This storymap present a spatial analysis abut the human population situation in the Galapagos Islands, and some of its implications.

People in the Galapagos Islands

Poster of The Galapagos Islands arranged by size

High resolution map that shows a different representation of the archipelago with the most up to date elevation and Landsat satellite data.


Google Earth, a cost-effective tool for mapping mangroves

With the Very High Resolution Images of Google Earth, we reached a better mangrove cartography. Here our experience and results.


Concentration of Sampling Data of Datazone Collections Database

In this storymap we analize in which places of The Galapagos we have more or less collected biological information. 

Extensive Update of Record Coordinates in CDF Database

Extensive Update of Record Coordinates in CDF

Records in the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) database needed to be given latitude and longitude coordinates...

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