Modelling the behaviour of the environment and its interaction with the man-made structures and operations 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 efficiently produce accurate actionable knowledge .
The basic goals of environmental 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 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