Environmental Informatics for Sustainable Development

Environmental Informatics for Sustainable Development

Carlos Granell (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy) and Sven Schade (European Environment Agency, Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) Support Programme, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch287
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Background

In this section we focus on the notion of sustainable development and its demands to the environmental sector. The role of environmental informatics is defined in this context.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Environmental Informatics: It comprises the array of technologies, software engineering techniques and data analysis tools that jointly support scientific approaches in developing sustainability in the environmental sector.

Integrated Assessment Modelling: It is concerned with the integration of different models to help scientists to make sound decisions, and to support decision making and policy impact to address environmental problems.

Sustainable Development: It is focused on development and economic growth taking into account environmental implications.

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