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- Created 2012-03-03
is the science of information applied to
. As such, it provides the
and communication infrastructure to the interdisciplinary field of environmental sciences aiming at data, information and
, the application of
as well as the identification of
. The UK
Natural Environment Research Council
defines environmental informatics as the "research and system development focusing on the environmental sciences relating to the creation, collection, storage, processing, modelling, interpretation, display and dissemination of data and information. " Kostas Karatzas defined environmental informatics as the "creation of a new 'knowledge-paradigm' towards serving environmental management needs. " Karatzas argued further that environmental informatics "is an integrator of
, methods and techniques and not just the result of using
and software technology methods and tools for serving
Environmental informatics emerged in early 1990 in
Current initiatives to effectively manage, share, and reuse environmental and ecological data are indicative of the increasing importance of fields like environmental informatics and
to develop the foundations for effectively managing ecological information. Examples of these initiatives are
National Science Foundation
and Data Conservancy.
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