Introduction to Environmental computing

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:

 

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