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eHabitat, a multi-purpose Web Processing Service for ecological modeling

G. Dubois, M. Schulz, J. Skøien, L. Bastin, S. Peedell
2013 Environmental Modelling & Software  
It is the purpose of this paper to illustrate these concepts by presenting eHabitat, a basic Web Processing Service (WPS) for computing the likelihood of finding ecosystems with equal properties to those  ...  When chained with other services providing data on climate change, eHabitat can be used for ecological forecasting and becomes a useful tool for decision-makers assessing different strategies when selecting  ...  More information about eHabitat and the DOPA can be found on the Internet, see and, respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.005 fatcat:hvjrlmwzm5cehjiflsi2ah7bli

Semantic Bridges for Biodiversity Sciences [chapter]

Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, Nicholas del Rio, Deana Pennington, Luis Garnica Chavira
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
a single model.  ...  Scientists invest a significant amount of time collecting and manually preprocessing data for the generation of such models.  ...  The authors thank Soren Scott and Karl Benedict (EDAC), and CJ Grady and Aimee Stewart (Lifemapper) for their contributions to the design of ELSEWeb's ontologies and the anonymous reviewers for their insightful  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25010-6_20 fatcat:wjaapyfrtrb7ncib4wpmjk2mm4

Environmental model access and interoperability: The GEO Model Web initiative

Stefano Nativi, Paolo Mazzetti, Gary N. Geller
2013 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Keywords: Model Web Composition as a Service (CaaS) Model as a Service (MaaS) GEOSS Environmental Modelling Interoperability a b s t r a c t The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Model Web initiative utilizes  ...  For example, a clear information model is essential for accommodating the different resources published in the Model Web (model engines, model services, etc.), and a flexible architecture, capable of integrating  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.03.007 fatcat:emehd6dnjrhghk6amt7av3w7u4

Future Internet technologies for environmental applications

Carlos Granell, Denis Havlik, Sven Schade, Zoheir Sabeur, Conor Delaney, Jasmin Pielorz, Thomas Usländer, Paolo Mazzetti, Katharina Schleidt, Mike Kobernus, Fuada Havlik, Nils Rune Bodsberg (+2 others)
2016 Environmental Modelling & Software  
For example, "the cloud" can satisfy the peak-performance needs of applications which may occasionally use large amounts of processing power at a fraction of the price of a dedicated server farm.  ...  Independently from the observation provenance and application scope, data can be represented and processed in a standardised way in order to understand environmental processes and their interdependencies  ...  Acknowledgments The work presented in this paper has been partially funded by the EC under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007(FP7/ -2013 The Environmental Observation Web and its Service Applications  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.12.015 fatcat:b3eq4c4hsrf3he6n2sdz7uv3ri

Architecture of a Process Broker for Interoperable Geospatial Modeling on the Web

Lorenzo Bigagli, Mattia Santoro, Paolo Mazzetti, Stefano Nativi
2015 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
The broker provides a service framework for adaptation, reuse and complementation of existing processing resources (including models and geospatial services in general) in the form of interoperable, executable  ...  Modelers in need of running complex workflows may benefit from outsourcing process composition to a dedicated external service, according to the brokering approach.  ...  The authors would also like to thank the reviewers for their constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi4020647 fatcat:a26utl6mknfofe4in6tk7ipwrm

Indicators for Assessing Habitat Values and Pressures for Protected Areas—An Integrated Habitat and Land Cover Change Approach for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania

Andreas Brink, Javier Martínez-López, Zoltan Szantoi, Pablo Moreno-Atencia, Andrea Lupi, Lucy Bastin, Grégoire Dubois
2016 Remote Sensing  
Habitat data gathered from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA)'s eHabitat+ Web service were used to perform ecological stratification of the study area and to develop similarity maps of  ...  This study assesses the LULCC over a 20 year (1990-2000-2010) period using freely available Landsat imagery and a dedicated method and toolbox for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park (UMNP) and its surroundings  ...  Processing Steps and Working Environment As a first step the eHabitat+ module within the DOPA was applied to perform ecological stratification of the study area and to gather habitat data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8100862 fatcat:q563mgww6zdjxblnbo2nz744fi

Environmental Virtual Observatories (EVOs): prospects for knowledge co-creation and resilience in the Information Age

Timothy Karpouzoglou, Zed Zulkafli, Sam Grainger, Art Dewulf, Wouter Buytaert, David M Hannah
2016 Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge funding received from the UK Research Council NERC/ESRC/DFID ESPA programme (project NE-K010239-1, 'Adaptive governance of mountain ecosystem services  ...  We are grateful for the valuable and constructive comments of the reviewers. These have been valuable for improving this article and clarifying the main issues.  ...  Recent technological innovations in networking and computing such as Web 2.0 that re-conceptualises the Internet as a service, bring a new generation of data accessibility and interactive models embedded  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.015 fatcat:3q5h2krcnvdivlruohumjan6li

A review of open source software solutions for developing water resources web applications

Nathan R. Swain, Kilisimasi Latu, Scott D. Christensen, Norman L. Jones, E. James Nelson, Daniel P. Ames, Gustavious P. Williams
2015 Environmental Modelling & Software  
These spatial data needs can be addressed using a combination of existing free and open source software (FOSS) for geographic information systems (FOSS4G) and FOSS for web development.  ...  Water resources web applications or "web apps" are growing in popularity as a means to overcome many of the challenges associated with hydrologic simulations in decision-making.  ...  In addition, OGC specifies standards for data search such as catalog service for the web (OGC-CSW; OGC, 2007a) and geoprocessing such as web processing service (OGC-WPS; OGC, 2007b) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.014 fatcat:v7ldzqrqkfhaljtnt5jjorhjhm

Integration of mercury atmospheric models in a framework for interoperable workflow execution

Enrico Boldrini, Vincenzo Carbone, Nicola Pirrone, Stefano Nativi
I would like to thank the colleagues of the CNR/IIA Rende Division, who provided the scientific expertise and technical support on the mercury models, essential for the thesis work, in particular Dr.  ...  Finally, I would like to thank my parents Maria Teresa Rossi and Giancarlo Boldrini and my wife Viola Foggi for their infinite support and patience.  ...  a service registry to make it executable) (Santoro, Nativi, & Mazzetti, Towards GEO Model Web implementation: a Brokering Service for Business Processes, 2015).  ... 
doi:10.13126/ fatcat:bqo7j5qzgbflnhkojqssqygot4