Evolution of environmental support systems : Information technologies & multi criteria decision approaches
The European Commission's institutional tasks include regulatory and promotional activity on matters at the interface between science, technology and society. This led the Joint Research Centre to use its technical and scientific knowledge to support these tasks. As far as the Institute for Systems Engineering and Informatics is concerned, the work involves mainly the collection, analysis and processing of information which is useful in the adapted decision process to risk management and environmental side effects. This paper presents the implementation of decision support systems by using the multiple criteria decision aid approach for environmental management applications. A summary of relevant applications at the Institute for Systems Engineering and Informatics is presented; among these, two current decision support systems concerning the management of the disposal of toxic and hazardous industrial waste on the regional scale and the cleaning up of a large river basin are described.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 35th Meeting of the European Working Group on MCDA, Chania, Crete (GR), March 26-27, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36783 ORA
Record Number: 199210620 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en