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Environmental Online Communication : Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing - Arno Scharl

Environmental Online Communication

Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

By: Arno Scharl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9781852337834
Number Of Pages: 298

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The Internet and wireless communication networks are transforming the way society handles the explosive growth & the dwindling half-life of environmentally relevant information. How can we leverage new technologies to advocate sustainability & the protection of natural ecosystems? This book presents an interdisciplinary investigation of this question, combining theoretical foundations of environmental online communication with pioneering conceptual work & case studies of successful information systems. Environmental Online Communication addresses the transition to a knowledge-based economy, sheds light on hidden assumptions & misconceptions about environmental issues, & suggests priorities for research and policy development. This volume analyses communicative strategies and processes from four interrelated perspectives: - Raising Environmental Awareness - Environmental Science - Corporate Sustainability - Networks & Virtual Communities Supplemental material is available at: www ecoresearch.net/springer

Raising environmental awareness
Environmental information systems and the concept of environmental informaticsp. 3
Mobile access to environmental informationp. 11
EnviWeb and Environmental Web Services : case study of an environmental web portalp. 21
Web coverage of renewable energyp. 25
Online communication for environmental informationp. 35
How a small environmental group uses the Web to inform and promote action : a content analysisp. 45
Usability evaluation of an environmental web site and its support of the organization's mission and goalsp. 53
EFS Global Media Network : exploring the boundaries of sustainable educationp. 63
An online community of learners in rural, regional and remote Australiap. 75
Self-assessment of consumptive behavior based on material intensityp. 79
Environmental science
Biodiversity and the Internet : building and using the virtual world museump. 91
Climateprediction.net : a global community for research in climate physicsp. 101
Web portal and markup language for collaborative environmental researchp. 113
Web-based exploration of environmental data and corresponding metadata, in particular lineage informationp. 127
Sharing environmental maps on the Web : The Austrian EnviroMap systemp. 133
Corporate sustainability
System architecture and maintenance of the Ecoradar Web portalp. 147
Environmental investment sites : sector analysis and development of GreenMoney.atp. 161
How to provide customized environmental reports properlyp. 173
Harmonizing document type definitions for corporate environmental reportsp. 183
Environmental information practices in the chemical industryp. 187
Networks and virtual communities
Epistemic communities and online environmental data systemsp. 199
Communication processes in virtual communities on sustainable developmentp. 209
Online tools for a sustainable collaborative economyp. 221
CBNRM Net : from managing natural resources to managing ecosystems, knowledge, and peoplep. 235
Patterns of Internet use by coastal managers : results of a surveyp. 251
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ISBN: 9781852337834
ISBN-10: 1852337834
Series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.38