EMS Records and Information Management of Environmental Aspects and Their Associated Impacts with Metadata

EMS Records and Information Management of Environmental Aspects and Their Associated Impacts with Metadata

Hans-Knud Arndt (Humboldt University, Germany), Mario Christ (Humboldt University, Germany) and Oliver Gunther (Humboldt University, Germany)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-16-2.ch023
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Abstract

Metadata in environmental management systems support searching and browsing operations. XML-based metadata systems can store metadata in a flexible manner that is suitable also for small and medium size organizations. Our EcoExplorer software package consists of three closely cooperating programs for the management of XML-based environmental metadata. It is implemented in Java and therefore platform-independent. The EcoExplorer is able to collaborate with online components of an environmental management system, as demonstrated by our eco-balancing and environmental accounting system ACCOUNT.

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