environmental information system Articles

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • An approach for improvement of an existing environmental information management system

    This report describes a scope of work which has been successfully employed by Environmental Data Management, LLC to investigate and strengthen Environmental Information Management Systems (EIMSs) for clients in regulated industry. Environmental Information Management Systems - Overview The purpose of an EIMS is to facilitate and incorporate all of the processes, software and ...

  • The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System

    Substantial pressures are placed on organizations today to consider the preservation of the environment as one of their primary business strategies. Contributing factors include globalization of the marketplace, non-profit organizations, local legislation and global accords, a burgeoning green supply-chain, and a well-educated public, to name a few. Businesses, therefore, need to consider new ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Building a shared Environmental Information System with the Eastern Partnership countries

    Since 2010, the European Union (EU) has been engaging the countries of the Eastern Partnership — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine — in regional cooperation in order to improve national capacities for managing and sharing environmental data and information. This cooperation was funded by the European Commission and implemented by the European Environment ...

  • Horizon 2020 mediterranean report - Toward shared environmental information systems

    Over the last 40 years countries bordering the Mediterranean region have been cooperating to protect the fragile and vulnerable marine environment ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea. Eight years ago in Cairo, the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on the Environment endorsed the 'Horizon 2020 Initiative' (H2020). This aimed to de-pollute the Mediterranean by 2020. As part of the review and ...

  • Energy planning and environmental management with the information and decision support system MESAP

    Sound energy and environmental accounting must be the basis of any strategic decision making in order to keep up with the increasing complexity of energy and environmental problems. Therefore, improvements in the data management of existing decision support tools become essential. MESAP, the Modular Energy System Analysis and Planning environment, integrates modern information management with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards a shared environmental information system (SEIS) in the European neighbourhood

    The main project partners are the national environmental and statistical organisations leading in the field of environmental information within the ENPI area: ministries, agencies and statistical offices responsible for collecting, producing, storing and disseminating environmental data and information. Each country has nominated two national ENPI-SEIS focal points for this process — high ...

  • The environmental sustainability of information systems: considering the impact of operational strategies and practices

    Organisations have never been more global, technology-driven and information rich, nor more damaging to the natural environment. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the environmental sustainability of implementing Information Systems (IS). In addition to indicating how information systems can have positive and/or negative impacts on environmental sustainability, results also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) for participation: the future of environmental GIS?

    The conventional uses of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental management have been criticized for being undemocratic and avoiding the social dimension of these issues. To address these criticisms, new participatory approaches are being developed by the GIS community. These new techniques involve the integration of conventional spatial data and mental maps showing communities' (or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing environmental performance indicators for an information technology systems and services company

    Improved measurement of environmental performance should be part of the regular business activities of any organisation. However, it requires a set of environmental performance indicators (EPIs) that can be applied to the particular organisation's unique functions and culture. This paper presents the development of EPIs within an information technology systems and services organisation, ICL plc. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)

    The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity in the EU. Bringing together facts and figures on biodiversity and ecosystem services, it links to related policies, environmental data centres, assessments and research findings from various sources. It is being developed to strengthen the knowledge base and support ...

  • A Whole New Climate for Information

    For the Dutch firm Essent Energy, reporting carbon emissions is becoming a round the clock affair. The company, which also operates in Germany and Belgium, is capable of generating reports on an hourly or half hourly basis, from allparts of the company on any day of the year. It is a level of automation now essential in the face of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas ...


    By IHS

  • An information management system for the emergency management of hurricane disasters

    Access to accurate and comprehensive information for a wide spectrum of topics to support hurricane disaster planning and response is of critical importance to emergency managers. This paper presents the development of IMASH, an Information Management System for Hurricane disasters. IMASH is an intelligent integrated dynamic information management tool, capable of providing comprehensive data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill site selection by using geographic information systems

    Abstract  One of the serious and growing potential problems in most large urban areas is the shortage of land for waste disposal. Although there are some efforts to reduce and recover the waste, disposal in landfills is still the most common method for waste destination. An inappropriate landfill site may have negative environmental, economic and ecological impacts. Therefore, it should be ...


  • Purchasing sustainable information technology

    Recently, I started to reduce my inventory of obsolete and unused electronic equipment. I gave away a printer, retired an old monitor, and sold a couple of dozen other computer parts and accessories on eBay. Although eBay is one way to dispose of old and unused equipment, it is more of a hobby than a practical business solution. Finding a buyer only delays the eventual disposal of these devices, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

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