We specialize in research and development for Integrated Environmental Management Information and Decision Support Systems that combine environmental sciences, economics, and socio-political aspects with advanced information and communication technology. Application domains include urban and industrial air quality, emission control and energy efficiency, water resources, climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, EIA/SIA, technological and environmental risk, sustainable urban and regional development and ICZM, technical training and distance learning. We also provide background research, custom development, data analysis, installation, training and continuing support including operational mirrors or fully web based outsourcing solutions with customized support and maintenance options, world wide in collaboration and partnership with numerous academic research institutions and companies.
For its projects, the ESS project team is using -- and developing -- state-of-the-art information technology, including simulation and optimization models, GIS, and expert systems, and provides web-based on-line soluotns (SaaS, software as a service), turn key customised solutions as web based application services. ESS develops Information Technology Solutions in a number of application domains under the general theme of Environmental Systems Analysis; a range of on-line interactive DEMOS illustrate several these systems.
We aim at combining environmental sciences, engineering, social sciences and economics, and state-of-the-art information technology into a new generation of tools for better rational and scientifically based planning, management, participatory policy and decision making
- for a sustainable future.
- Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems: environmental planning and management, policy analysis, state-of-the-environment reporting, multi-criteria decision analysis
- Pollution Control and Management for air, surface and groundwater, soil system, and coastal marine systems
- Technological Risk Assessment hazardous substances and waste management, emergency planning and management
- Environmental Impact Assessment expert systems and models for screening and project evaluation
- Natural Resources Management water resources, river basins, water supply systems, and land management
- Regional and Urban Development Planning transportation and energy systems, landuse management.
As an integrated part of the systems analysis and software development in the above domains, we also offer a broad range of support functions including problem analysis, design and fesibility studies, compilation and processing the necessary data, design of monitoring systems, planning and supervision of field surveys including underwater exploration, local installation support, various training schemes including the development of distance learning courses, and continuing technical support as well as the remote maintenance of our software installations.
As an alternative to remote web access ASP, SaaS and 'bespoke cloud computing' solutions, we also offer our systems for local installations (secure web access through Intranet or external Internet connections) and a range of customized ASP models for remote support, maintenance and training.
Applied Systems Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and ICT provide the methodological basis for our environmental applications, information and multi-criteria decision support systems. Resource efficiency and sustainable development are the overriding themes.
Our multi-disciplinary research team designs, develops, deploys and supports customized and innovative IT based solutions (eConsulting, SaaS, bespoke cloud computing) for a broad range of environmental planning and management problems.