A Concept for a European Informatics Environment for Advanced Integration of Coastal Zone Research, Monitoring and Management
The scientific and technical perception of the high sensitivity and vulnerability of the coastal zone with regard to human activities (on a local and regional scale) and to climate change (on a global scale) have stimulated interdisciplinary research activities on national and international level. These activities have to use and integrate a great number of different sources for data, information and know how. In general these are not available and accessible in the same place or institution. This paper presents and discusses one possible basic concept of how to link up different sources of data, tools (eg numerical models) and information for the benefit of individual users. These might be local, regional, national/international authorities as well as various research institutions. The realization of this concept will avoid duplication of work. Moreover, it will give a significant added value to the numerous data, tools and information already available. Hence, the clearly visible scientific and technical advantage will be accompanied by a substantial economic benefit. Finally, this concept is not limited to the coastal zone community and can be adapted for other application areas.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Budapest (HU), April 15-19, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39537 ORA
Record Number: 199610811 / Last updated on: 1996-08-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en