environmental data visualisation Articles

  • Cadbury - CSR communication and data visualisation case study

    The Challenge The key challenges were how to improve the use and management of their 500 environmental indicators along with modifying the system to allow ongoing changes to different conversion factors.   The system manager also needed the reporting capabilities revised to ensure they met both current and future reporting and administration requirements. Our ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • The use of Geographical Information Systems for analysing and visualising biodiversity data

    Technology plays a key role in innovative research and it is important that environmental scientists are aware of technologies that are having an impact on their discipline. This paper demonstrates the importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for biodiversity management and research using three powerful analysis functions and a species presence/absence database. The three analysis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • Data analytics and the materials cycle

    Data has the potential to revolutionise the materials industry, from extraction to processing to commercialisation. But it can only do so with the right mix of technology, skills and strategy. Dr Matt Jones explains. Using data is nothing new, but the rapid increase in data sources and quantity of data collected means getting the most out of it is ever more important. Properly used, data ...

  • Managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period - Case Study

    Background Leakages of TCE and the subsequent groundwater contamination at an industrial facility in Adelaide have led to an ongoing investigation and remediation program conducted since 1999. This work comprised site characterisation and remediation, including borehole drilling, monitoring well installation, soil, groundwater and vapour sampling, laboratory analysis and preliminary ...

  • Economic growth must be decoupled from environmental harm – the EEA evaluates findings from 2011

    Europe’s impact on the environment is still very much linked to the economy. This message was clear in many of the reports and datasets published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in 2011, as analysts were able to clearly see a decrease in various emissions and types of environmental damage during the 2009 recession. European Union Member States often take a year or more to fully ...

  • Time-series change detection approach for flood modelling

    A remote sensing approach for flood mitigation is presented. Landsat TM satellite imagery and digital topographic sheets were the main datasets for mapping a section of the Qu'Appelle River, located in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Three time-series change detection images for periods between 1988-1992, 1992-2000 and 1988-2000 demonstrate that Landsat satellite data are efficient multi-temporal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimation and monitoring non-point source pollutant loads: an object-oriented hydro-information approach

    Numerous hydrologic/water quality models of run-off and soil erosion have been coupled to Geographical Information System (GIS) to determine Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants from watersheds. Hydrology and water-resource engineering rely on observations of environmental conditions and the accuracy of environmental data. This paper focuses on estimation and monitoring of NPS pollutant loads based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill siting using GIS, fuzzy logic and the Delphi method

    The focus of this paper is on the development of an evaluation methodology for landfill siting. The first part of the paper presents the methodology developed, utilising GIS technology for the analysis and visualisation of the geographic data, and fuzzy logic for the evaluation of the final results. The Delphi method is also utilised to determine the membership functions used in the fuzzy logic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive experimental databank for the verification of urban car emission dispersion models

    A summary presentation is made of representative samples from a comprehensive experimental databank on car exhaust dispersion in urban street canyons. Physical modelling, under neutral stratification conditions, was used to provide visualisation, pollutant concentration and velocimetry measurements above and inside test canyons amidst surrounding urban roughness. The study extended to two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pick of the programs: slide & rocsupport

    The Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Software Directory (GGSD), established in February 1996 by Mott MAcDonald's Tim Spink, provides the most comprehensive listing of geotechnical/geoenvironmental software available. This directory (www.ggsd.com) is revised every two monthe. Here we summarise updated and new entries in the geotechnical category since February and Spink reviews ...


    By Rocscience Inc.

  • Fourier polynomial approximation of estuaries water salinity in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh

    The geographical location, characteristics of the coastal region and the monsoon climate render Bangladesh highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The reduction of upstream fresh water in the Ganges basin caused for high saline water penetration in the estuaries of the Sundarbans region. The five estuaries namely Baleswar, Bangra, Kunga, Malancha and Raimangal are highly affected by saline water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Containerised Solution

    Type      HOFGAS®- Ready/C 1500  Commissioning      2003 Site      Malaga (ES) Situation This landfill is situated in Malaga on the coast of southern Spain. In 1999 Hofstetter installed a simple measuring flare HOFGAS® - Smarty 500, which delivered precise data of the gas quality and quantity. The ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Integrative River Basin Management- Synergies and target areas in the Ilmenau catchment area

    The sub-project SAWA-Ilmenau was run by the working group on Sustainable Land Development at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg under the leadership of Prof. Dr.Mariele Evers, supported by Julia Mußbach and Philipp Arndt (both MSc Environmental Science), Aklilu Teklesadik (Hydroinformatics) and Monika Tischbierek (MSc Engineering). The project work concentrated on the field of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: High Level - Case Study

    Background: Valeport recently worked with marine data specialists, Oceanwise, to design and deliver a complete tidal monitoring system for the Port of London Authority (POLA), please read on to find out more about the system referred to as ‘POLATIDE 5’. Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Case Study - Curragh Mine

    Challenge Curragh Mine needed to increase its understanding of the dynamics of its on-site water management. Central to achieving this objective was the need to gain a more accurate, and more visual, measurement of water volume. And, in the process, ensure that dam monitoring was conducted at the highest levels of safety. Solution Making use of ...


    By Seveno Pty Ltd

  • Biodiversity monitoring in Europe

    What is citizen science? The European Environment Agency (EEA) uses the following definition of citizen science: 'public involvement in projects or on-going programmes of scientific work by which individual volunteers or networks of volunteers, many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation' ...

  • Landmark’s new Envirocheck Analysis fully digitises Phase 1 desk studies

    Landmark Information Group has announced the launch of a brand new edition of Envirocheck Analysis, which has been designed to fully digitise the desk study process of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, which are conducted for land and property developments. The new Envirocheck Analysis enables Environmental Consultants to digitally analyse current and historical maps and aerial ...


  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed - Case Study

    Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of London Authority. The system was installed in October 2013 and rigorous testing completed in February 2014.  Background: ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Why city resilience will be an issue at Rio+20

    Once, the word of the moment was sustainability, and within years sustainable development became a widely-used to concept. Now, the popular term is "resilience", and the resilience of cities to environmental and social pressures is seen as a major issue for governments and peoples around the world. This concept underlay many of the events at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi (12-15 December), ...


    By SciDev.Net

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