Using Environmental Information Efficiently: Sharing Data and Knowledge from Heterogeneous Sources

Using Environmental Information Efficiently: Sharing Data and Knowledge from Heterogeneous Sources

Ubbo Visser (University of Bremen, Germany), Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Bremen, Germany), Holger Wache (University of Bremen, Germany) and Thomas Vogele (University of Bremen, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-02-0.ch004
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Abstract

Environmental information systems have gained more importance both in the public administration and industry since the beginning of 1990. For example, in public administration, every state in the Federal Republic of Germany has developed a type of environmental information system. National and European legislation demanding far reaching transparency in the state of the environment encouraged this development. In industry on the other hand, environmental information systems are used for cost- and product-specific recording of waste flows. These are used to point out weak points within the companies’ processes.

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