Title: Enhancing integrated environmental modelling by designing resource-oriented interfaces
Authors: GRANELL CANUT CARLOSDIAZ LauraSCHADE SVENOSTLAENDER NicoleHUERTA Joaquin
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE vol. 39 p. 229-246
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2013
JRC Publication N°: JRC73057
ISSN: 1364-8152
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815212001405
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC73057
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.04.013
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Integrated environmental modelling is gaining momentum for addressing grand scientific challenges such as monitoring the environment for change detection and forecasting environmental conditions along with the consequences for society. Such challenges can only be addressed by a multi-disciplinary approach, in which socio-economic, geospatial, and environmental information becomes inter-connected. However, existing solutions cannot be seamlessly integrated and current interaction paradigms prevent mainstream usage of the existing technology. In particular, it is still difficult to access and join harmonized data and processing algorithms that are provided by different environmental information infrastructures. In this paper we take a novel approach for integrated environmental modelling based on the notion of inter-linked resources on the Web. We present design practices for creating resource-oriented interfaces, driven by an interaction protocol built on the combination of valid linkages to enhance resource integration, accompanied by associated recommendations for implementation. The suggested resource-oriented approach provides a solution to the problems identified above, but still requires intense prototyping and experimentation. We discuss the central open issues and present a roadmap for future research.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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