Creating products and services based on modelling of the behaviour of the environment and its interaction with the human societies requires developing and refining multi-model, multi-scale and multi-data approaches. We see environmental computing as an emerging specialty that focuses on distilling best practices related to designing and scaling up such systems to produce accurate, actionable knowledge to support decision making.
The basic goals of environmental computing are not that different from the ones set e.g. for meteorological services for decades, but the approach is more general: rather than focusing on single phenomenon, the goal is to identify (ideally) all the relevant environmental processes that need to be taken into account when planning different activities or policies – or when responding to acute crisis situations.
The following resources offer good starting points for more in-depth study of this new discipline:
- The collection of articles and presentations , ranging form introductory material for general public to academic works
- The list of environmental computing events
- The list of environmental computing initatives, tools and organisations
- Environmental computing news on this site
- Environmental computing on social media: Facebook and Twitter