Environmental Data Exchange Network for Inland Water Book

Environmental Data Exchange Network for Inland Water


  • Author : Palle Haastrup
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0080467253

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Environmental Data Exchange Network for Inland Water Excerpt :

Understanding and protecting our environment is a key component of environmental development, yet access to a wide range of high-quality information is currently based on very limited data due to lack of the exchange of data between source and recipient. This three part book that first discusses the importance of data exchange and describes why it is essential for gathering data in the environmental sciences. Part Two takes the results of the Environmental Data Exchange Network for Inland Water project (EDEN-IW), and addresses its objectives for ensuring that the needs of citizens and enterprises of the environmental sciences community are met. Finally, Part Three takes a look at the wide variety of data policies and addresses how environment administrators in Europe can enhance their efficiency, openness and accountability. Discusses the importance of data exchange, as well as database integration and distribution of data with software agents Provides the results, objectives, and focus of the EDEN-IW project for sharing knowledge Addresses current data exchange policies and its future impact within the environmental fields

Advanced Agent Based Environmental Management Systems Book

Advanced Agent Based Environmental Management Systems


  • Author : Ulises Cortes Garcia
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9783764389000

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Advanced Agent Based Environmental Management Systems Excerpt :

Multi-agent Systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence meanwhile Environmental Studies is a research area of strategic interest. Both areas can provide society with solutions for many real applications, in order to use and protect the environment. Human activities imply intervention into nature, but properly managed, these interventions can not be only ecologically sound but also favourable to the sustainable development of civilisation. The encounter between these fields is a new challenge for many researchers of both communities. This book presents a comprehensive reference of state-of-the-art efforts. Specifically, it presents current and future ways in which adaptive information technologies, techniques, protocols and architectures, such as software agent technologies and multi-agent systems, can be used to support the development of real-world agent-based systems in the area of e-Environment.

Handbook of Research on Water Sciences and Society Book

Handbook of Research on Water Sciences and Society


  • Author : Vaseashta, Ashok
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799873570

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Handbook of Research on Water Sciences and Society Excerpt :

Water supports three basic pillars of our life and survival: safety, security, and sustainability. Hence, it is extremely important to revisit the fundamental characteristics of water in order to discover additional information and the characteristics water has that will help uncover pathways to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) to reduce inequality and make cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Clean water is a critical component to meet such goals. While the fundamental physical and chemical properties of water continue to reveal new aspects, it is critical that we review these properties in the context of several recent applications and by case studies. The Handbook of Research on Water Sciences and Society provides the basics of water science, ways to sense/detect and mitigate contaminants, several regional case studies, and societal aspects of water, including the human right to access water. The book serves as a comprehensive knowledge base on the latest fundamental and applied research and scientific innovations regarding the relationships between society and water resources, safe and sustainable use of water, watershed stewardship, industrial application, and public health awareness. Covering a wide range of topics, it is an ideal resource for researchers, professionals, policymakers, scientists, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Selected Readings on Information Technology Management  Contemporary Issues Book

Selected Readings on Information Technology Management Contemporary Issues


  • Author : Kelley, George
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2008-08-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605660936

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Selected Readings on Information Technology Management Contemporary Issues Excerpt :

"This book presents quality articles focused on key issues concerning the management and utilization of information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization Book

Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization


  • Author : Marios C. Angelides
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-04
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540763598

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Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization Excerpt :

Realizing the growing importance of semantic adaptation and personalization of media, the editors of this book brought together leading researchers and practitioners of the field to discuss the state-of-the-art, and explore emerging exciting developments. This volume comprises extended versions of selected papers presented at the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2006), which took place in Athens in December 2006.

Agro Environmental Sustainability in MENA Regions Book

Agro Environmental Sustainability in MENA Regions


  • Author : Mohamed Abu-hashim
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030785741

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Agro Environmental Sustainability in MENA Regions Excerpt :

This book focuses on the status quo and the latest information on the water-soil-agriculture nexus in the MENA countries. It presents several case studies and applications from e.g. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, while also sharing and discussing the latest findings. The content includes a range of agriculture-related topics that focus on: water resources management, impacts of climate change, and wastewater treatment for reuse in agriculture sectors; in addition, sustainable approaches to agricultural-based industry, organic crop production, crop water requirements, and soil environment are discussed in an updated and comprehensive review. In turn, the book discusses the applications of GIS and remote sensing as a new technology for better agriculture management, as well as its use in Egypt as a representative country. In closing, it considers the implementation of an environmental information system in data-scarce MENA countries from the standpoint of the water-food nexus, and addresses the question of climate justice in the MENA region. Exploring various dimensions of MENA country-based case studies on achieving sustainable agriculture, the book offers an invaluable source of topical information for agricultural sustainability-related stakeholders in the region, researchers and graduate students alike.

Ontologies for Agents  Theory and Experiences Book

Ontologies for Agents Theory and Experiences


  • Author : Valentina Tamma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9783764373610

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Ontologies for Agents Theory and Experiences Excerpt :

The volume aims at providing a comprehensive review of the diverse efforts covering the gap existing between the two main perspectives on the topic of ontologies for multi-agent systems, namely: How ontologies should be modelled and represented in order to be effectively used in agent systems, and on the other hand, what kind of capabilities should be exhibited by an agent in order to make use of ontological knowledge and to perform efficient reasoning with it. The volume collects the most significant papers of the AAMAS 2002 and AAMAS 2003 workshop on ontologies for agent systems, and the EKAW 2002 workshop on ontologies for multi-agent systems.

Systems and Services for the Citizen Book

Systems and Services for the Citizen


  • Author : European Commission. Information Society DG.
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Environmental protection
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105112250753

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Systems and Services for the Citizen Excerpt :

Recoge: 1. Overview: Promoting a User friendly Information Society - 2. Projects Synopses:APNEE-Air Pollution Network for Early warning and....,APPETISE-Air Pollution Episodes,BLUEWATER-Computerised video camera image analysis for monitoring pollution in water,CLIFF-Cluster Initiative for Flood and Fire emergencies,COASTBASE-The Virtual European Coastal and Marine Data Warehouse...

Virtual Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Virtual Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Kisielnicki, Jerzy
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2008-05-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 1842
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599049564

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Virtual Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

"This publication presents incompassing research of the concepts and realities involved in the field of virtual communities and technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development  ICTs for Mobility Book

Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development ICTs for Mobility


  • Author : Hallin, Anette
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2009-10-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605668239

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Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development ICTs for Mobility Excerpt :

Covering advantages as well as disadvantages, explores how mobility meets sustainability in contemporary organizational communication.

Digital Soil Mapping Book

Digital Soil Mapping


  • Author : Janis L. Boettinger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048188635

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Digital Soil Mapping Excerpt :

Digital Soil Mapping is the creation and the population of a geographically referenced soil database. It is generated at a given resolution by using field and laboratory observation methods coupled with environmental data through quantitative relationships. Digital soil mapping is advancing on different fronts at different rates all across the world. This book presents the state-of-the art and explores strategies for bridging research, production, and environmental application of digital soil mapping.It includes examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The chapters address the following topics: - evaluating and using legacy soil data - exploring new environmental covariates and sampling schemes - using integrated sensors to infer soil properties or status - innovative inference systems predicting soil classes, properties, and estimating their uncertainties - using digital soil mapping and techniques for soil assessment and environmental application - protocol and capacity building for making digital soil mapping operational around the globe.

Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures Book
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Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures


  • Author : Peter van Oosterom
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 142007072X

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Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures Excerpt :

Initiatives, such as INSPIRE and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model, are working to develop a rich set of standards that will create harmonized models and themes for the spatial information infrastructure. However, this is only the first step. Semantically meaningful models must still be developed in order to stimulate interoperability. Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures (SII) presents solutions to the problems preventing the launch of a truly effective SII. Leading experts in SII development present a complete overview of SII, including user and application needs, theoretical and technological foundations, and examples of realized working SII’s. The book includes semantic applications in each discussion and explains their importance to the future of geo-information standardization. Offering practical solutions to technical and nontechnical obstacles, this book provides the tools needed to take the next step toward a working semantic web—one that will revolutionize the way the world accesses and utilizes spatial information.

Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises Book

Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises


  • Author : Protogeros, Nicolaos
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599046501

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Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises Excerpt :

Provides a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in agent and Web service technologies. Provides an integrated view of the most recent contributions that support formation, integration, collaboration, and operation in virtual enterprise. Presents examples of applications of these technologies throughout various aspects of the virtual enterprise life cycle.

Environmental Systems Science Book

Environmental Systems Science


  • Author : Daniel Vallero
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128219447

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Environmental Systems Science: Theory and Practical Applications looks at pollution and environmental quality from a systems perspective. Credible human and ecological risk estimation and prediction methods are described, including life cycle assessment, feasibility studies, pollution control decision tools, and approaches to determine adverse outcome pathways, fate and transport, sampling and analysis, and cost-effectiveness. The book brings translational science to environmental quality, applying groundbreaking methodologies like informatics, data mining, and applications of secondary data systems. Multiple human and ecological variables are introduced and integrated to support calculations that aid environmental and public health decision making. The book bridges the perspectives of scientists, engineers, and other professionals working in numerous environmental and public health fields addressing problems like toxic substances, deforestation, climate change, and loss of biological diversity, recommending sustainable solutions to these and other seemingly intractable environmental problems. The causal agents discussed include physical, chemical, and biological agents, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 virus), and other emerging contaminants. Provides an optimistic and interdisciplinary approach, underpinned by scientific first principles and theory to evaluate pollutant sources and sinks, applying biochemodynamic methods, measurements and models Deconstructs prior initiatives in environmental assessment and management using an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate what has worked and why Lays out a holistic understanding of the real impact of human activities on the current state of pollution, linking the physical sciences and engineering with socioeconomic, cultural perspectives, and environmental justice Takes a life cycle view of human and ecological systems, from the molecular to the planetary scale, integrating the