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Models and tools for an integrated European environmental management and decision support system, (IEEMDSS)

Models and tools for an integrated European environmental management and decision support system, (IEEMDSS)

Rennolls, Keith, Richards, Tim, Fedorec, Alex, Ibrahim, Moh, McManus, Kevin and Butler, Alun (2004) Models and tools for an integrated European environmental management and decision support system, (IEEMDSS). In: Proceedings: 15th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, California, USA, pp. 615-619. ISBN 0769521959 ISSN 1529-4188 (doi:10.1109/DEXA.2004.1333543)

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Abstract

This work proceeds from the assumption that a European environmental information and communication system (EEICS) is already established. In the context of primary users (land-use planners, conservationists, and environmental researchers) we ask what use may be made of the EEICS for building models and tools which is of use in building decision support systems for the land-use planner. The complex task facing the next generation of environmental and forest modellers is described, and a range of relevant modelling approaches are reviewed. These include visualization and GIS; statistical tabulation and database SQL, MDA and OLAP methods. The major problem of noncomparability of the definitions and measures of forest area and timber volume is introduced and the possibility of a model-based solution is considered. The possibility of using an ambitious and challenging biogeochemical modelling approach to understanding and managing European forests sustainably is discussed. It is emphasised that all modern methodological disciplines must be brought to bear, and a heuristic hybrid modelling approach should be used so as to ensure that the benefits of practical empirical modelling approaches are utilised in addition to the scientifically well-founded and holistic ecosystem and environmental modelling. The data and information system required is likely to end up as a grid-based-framework because of the heavy use of computationally intensive model-based facilities.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings: 15th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the 15th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2004), (DEXA’04), held from 30 August – 3 September 2004 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Uncontrolled Keywords: SQL, data mining, decision support systems, ecology, environmental management, environmental science computing, forestry, geographic information systems, natural resources, query processing, statistical analysis, timber
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Computer & Computational Science Research Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Statistics & Operational Research Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > eCentre
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/845

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