By Dr. Carl H. Oppenheimer, Dr. Andreas Rannestad (auth.), Carl H. Oppenheimer, Dorothy Oppenheimer, William B. Brogden (eds.)
Throughout the area a astonishing quantity of assets were used to acquire billions of environmental info issues. a few, corresponding to meteorological info, were equipped for climate map show the place many millions of information issues are synthesized in a single compressed map. such a lot environmental information, even if, are nonetheless generally scattered and usually no longer used for a platforms technique, yet just for the aim for which they have been initially taken. those information are contained in really small computing device courses, learn documents, govt and business experiences, and so on. This convention was once referred to as to compile a few of the world's leaders from examine facilities and executive corporations, and others focused on environmental info administration. the aim of the convention used to be to prepare dialogue at the scope of global environmental information, its current shape and documentation, and no matter if a scientific method of a complete procedure is possible now or sooner or later. This comparable topic permeated in some way the Stockholm convention at the atmosphere, the place, even if no unmarried suggestion got here forth suggesting a consolidated environmental information pool, financial institution or community, each one suggestion indicated that sizeable environmental facts had to be got or had to be pooled and analyzed from present info sources.
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The point came up this morning that a user who wants the data also wants the related information. ) provide him with author, subject, abstract, and journal reference. Thus, he is less apt to plan an experiment to reinvent the wheel. He builds on an existing fund of knowledge. I propose to organize what follows (because I'm primarily going to give you examples) around environmental data, those relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, and the solid earth. These are the data that we in EDS (Environmental Data Service) are involved with each and every day.
At the moment, there is an international exchange agreement involving satellite imagery of waters off the West Coast of Africa. Participants in the I nternational Decade of Ocean Exploration, along with members of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the World Meteorological Organization, are conducting surveys of the upwelling off Dakar. We are providing satellite imagery, which will be compared with the ship-collected ground truth data. I mentioned files for bathymetry, geology and geophysics.
And it turns out that they don't, in general, because everybody wants to have his own thing. They are confused between data and information. They want, however, to have the data that they use most frequently in the form that they use most frequently. And so, therefore, I don't think we will ever see everything all tied together into one gigantic system. At the same time there has to be some common denominator which permits people to use data from other systems and to put it directly into their own system.
Environmental Data Management by Dr. Carl H. Oppenheimer, Dr. Andreas Rannestad (auth.), Carl H. Oppenheimer, Dorothy Oppenheimer, William B. Brogden (eds.)