The "Global Change Observatories (GCO)", "Plate Boundary Observatories (PBO)" and TERENO are supposed to observe long term processes like the Global Change and tectonic processes.
Global Change Observatories
Global change takes place in a broad multitude of processes and a large spectrum of scales in time and space. Key regions allow for the analysis of the typical processes taking place.
Plate Boundary Observatories
Plate boundary observatories in situ give insight into various tectonic processes like subduction, collision and other key features of plate dynamics.