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Towards an integrated approach to emergency management: interdisciplinary challenges for research and practice

Christian Webersik, Jose J Gonzalez, Julie Dugdale, Björn Erik Munkvold, Ole-Christoffer Granmo
2015 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research  
The purpose of this article is to frame an integrated emergency management approach that adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, including human computer interaction, information systems, computer science  ...  Granmo: "Towards an integrated approach to emergency management: interdisciplinary challenges for research and practice", Culture Unbound, Volume 7, 2015: 525-540.  ...  Such is the increase of citizen participation that current information systems for emergency management, e.g. the SAHANA Open Source Disaster Management System and the crowd-sourcing platform Ushahidi,  ... 
doi:10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572525 fatcat:l5qoqa5w5beflbhnotlev4d4dm

Information Systems for Industrial Environmental Management [chapter]

L. M. Hilty
1995 Environmental Informatics  
Environmental management needs to be supported by computer-aided environmental information and management (CAEM) systems.  ...  Industrial environmental management should also take into account the dynamics of production systems and product life cycles, which requires different methods of environmental assessment.  ...  Such systems are called environmentally oriented PPC (EPPC) systems (Haasis 1994) . Other approaches emerge from the field of ecobalances.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-1443-3_21 fatcat:t3cxyfpgrncgjilrw32cqyjtx4

Linking Numerical Water Quality Models in an Environmental Information System for Integrated Environmental Assessments

Franklin Torres-Bejarano, Hermilo Ramirez, Ralf Denzer, Steven Frysinger, Thorsten Hell, Sascha Schlobinski
2013 Journal of Environmental Protection  
Because environmental models play an important role in environmental decision support systems, the integration of models into user-friendly integrated information systems is a key factor in the support  ...  The system described in this paper integrates these models, and several other tools, into a seamless, user-centered application, improving model usability, initial configuration, and results visualization  ...  (5) ) a result of 0.79, 0.62 and 0.92 was obtained for the parameters DO, NO 3 and Vanadium, respectively, showing a good The Environmental Information System As stated by [11], the current environmental  ... 
doi:10.4236/jep.2013.47a015 fatcat:kryc2jommnbv3aaozlzwxl3njq

Supporting Environmental Surveillance on Construction Sites using Mobile Environmental Information System

Aizul Nahar Harun, Erik Bichard
2015 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
Approaches such as walk-through inspections and environmental monitoring rely on environmental information that is concise, accurate, material timely and usable.  ...  This system is designed to assist construction environmental management teams to efficiently perform surveillance activities and make informed decisions in the light of a better awareness of the current  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the Ministry of Education Malaysia for sponsoring this research.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv4is030808 fatcat:vqjzsrgh5balbm56wkppgx5nmm

Building Environmental Information Systems: Myths and Interdisciplinary Lessons

Karen Baker, Karen Stocks
2007 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)  
We examine four case examples of environmental information system development: the Ocean Biogeographic Information System, the Long Term Ecological Research Network, the California Cooperative Oceanic  ...  With databases and information systems playing an increasing role in large scientific research projects , there is a growing stake in understanding how to design a useful information system and in broadening  ...  Karasti and G.C.Bowker and helpful comments provided by P.Brewin, M.Costello, B.Hentschel, E. Venrick, F.Millerand, and D.Ribes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2007.117 dblp:conf/hicss/BakerS07 fatcat:otjmnl73dvfhnclotu4rdsxave

Industrial environmental information management for technical systems

Raul Carlson, Ann-Christin Pålsson
2001 Journal of Cleaner Production  
This paper describes a procedural approach for modelling a technical system for industrial environmental assessments.  ...  The approach is formulated as a procedural and conceptual model, denoted PHASETS (PHASEs in the design of a model of a Technical System).  ...  By practically connecting final reports with measurement systems and intermediate data treatment, PHASETS serves as a model for ideal transparency of industrial environmental data and information.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0959-6526(01)00002-6 fatcat:35dcypnvbfcu7jaz742fle3qje

A Distributed Architecture for Environmental Information Systems [chapter]

Martin Purvis, Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski
2000 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
In this paper, we describe the New Zealand Distributed Information System (NZDIS) software architecture for environmental information systems.  ...  Environmental information systems of the future will need to operate effectively in a distributed, open environment.  ...  One of the difficulties associated with previous approaches to information system development has been the forced separation of the data model and process model of a system (Mowbray & Malveau 1997) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35503-0_6 fatcat:y3l2durx55heblsdfshc2rx3zq

Geographic Information System-based tools in environmental management

Zeinab Bedri, Michael Bruen
2014 International Journal of Environmental Studies  
The work reported here was supported by the Irish EPA under the STRIVE programme as contract 2007-W-CD-1-S1 which is a project of partners from University College Dublin, 25 Queen's University Belfast and  ...  All have a rigid catchment model structure and lack the flexibility to include any new scientific information or flow-path conceptualisation that may emerge.  ...  What has changed substantially is the use of Geographical Information System and Graphical Windows interfaces as technologies supporting a wider practical use of these tools.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207233.2014.908014 fatcat:lr2mbcpqq5dgvfp5xn6ygmop7y

Conceptual Model for Integrating Environmental Impact in Managerial Accounting Information Systems

Sorina Geanina Stanescu, Ion Cucui, Constantin Aurelian Ionescu, Liliana Paschia, Mihaela Denisa Coman, Nicoleta Luminiţa Gudanescu Nicolau, Marilena Carmen Uzlau, Mihaela Leasa Lixandru
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The model involves five stages, and by combining internal and external information provided by environmental management accounting is a relevant source for substantiating decisions to promote environmental  ...  integrate its monetary value in the cost of production and will reflect it in the management accounting system, using specific environmental accounting instruments.  ...  Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18041791 pmid:33673177 pmcid:PMC7918922 fatcat:2gravqp2c5d7lcgnlwdhj5kyka

A Conceptual Model of Grassland-Based Beef Systems

Guillaume Martin, Roger Martin-Clouaire, Jean-Pierre Rellier, Michel Duru
2011 International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems  
practices. herbage production is very heterogeneous and variable in time and space (Parsons, 1988) .  ...  Fulfilling the production objectives of a grassland-based beef system requires a robust management strategy to secure the best practicable use of forage resources with regard to the cattle demand.  ...  Emphasizing a farm level approach might reveal the flexibility available to a farmer faced with environmental and biological variation, and might even uncover emergent phenomena or system properties.  ... 
doi:10.4018/jaeis.2011010102 fatcat:vse5jwc5gfb73bn4wzli4hhmqy

A Probabilistic Knowledge-Based Information System for Environmental Policy Modeling and Decision Making [chapter]

Hamid Jahankhani, Elias Pimenidis, Amin Hosseinian-Far
2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
An application of such a system is outlined by means of a probabilistic knowledge based IS which is developed by Influence Diagrams and can be utilized as an Environmental policy modeler and/or DSS.  ...  Policy making on environmental issues are even shoddier as the environmental systems are habitually complex, and adaptive; and introduction of new technologies can easily affect the guiding strategies  ...  Modeling environmental states is quite a challenging process. The tradeoff between complexity, efficiency and accuracy of the Information System used for development of a DSS is crucial.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33409-2_15 fatcat:lp4zdk2ymfhxjc5lwjluodpkdm

Advancing Energy Access Modelling with Geographic Information System Data

Francesco Dalla Longa, Teun Strikkers, Tom Kober, Bob van der Zwaan
2018 Environmental Modelling and Assessment  
reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ...  Compliance with Ethical Standards Disclaimer The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or Shell.  ...  SPLIT scenariosAdvancing Energy Access Modelling with Geographic Information System Data Fig. 5 5 Breakdown of residential electricity production with off-grid technologies in the SPLIT scenario between  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10666-018-9627-1 fatcat:iysjjs5obzfmlgjhpxwutg537m

Components of an environmental observatory information system

Jeffery S. Horsburgh, David G. Tarboton, David R. Maidment, Ilya Zaslavsky
2011 Computers & Geosciences  
In this paper, we describe the architecture and functional requirements for an environmental observatory information system that supports collection, organization, storage, analysis, and publication of  ...  Recently, an initiative within the hydrologic science and environmental engineering communities has emerged for the establishment of cooperative, large-scale environmental observatories.  ...  The components of the Little Bear River information system represent a new and novel approach for supporting data collection, management, and publication of observations data within environmental observatories  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.07.003 fatcat:yjnogpjkyjgm7bc2b7d7vc6hdu

Semantic integration of environmental models for application to global information systems and decision-making

D. Scott Mackay
1999 SIGMOD record  
This information will come from diverse sources, including field monitoring, remotely sensed imagery, and environmental models.  ...  Global information systems have the potential of providing decision makers with timely spatial information about earth systems.  ...  This is quite a common practice, as most models of complex environmental systems synthesize information sources from a variety of spatial and temporal scales.  ... 
doi:10.1145/309844.309852 fatcat:buz7q4dzibc5dpw32sphny42ou

Benchmarking Systems and Methods for Environmental Performance Models [chapter]

Zuzana Chvátalová, Jiří Hřebíček, Oldřich Trenz
2015 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
and reporting system that has been also developed.  ...  We consider companies where the procedure of measuring environmental performance is applied through an environmental management system.  ...  The system is currently in use in 14 United Kingdom water utilities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15994-2_54 fatcat:tqacu7iy5fhwvm2o6ndkgk34pm
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