Information Tools for Global Environmental Assessment

Convenors: Ladislav Dušek, Jana Klánová

Global Environmental Assessment is a complex process of assessing the influence of human activities on ecosystem duality and vice versa. The endpoint is a prospective or retrospective assessment of stress factors influence (chemical contaminants, anthropogenic interventions or natural disasters) on ecosystems and their parts. Monitoring and collecting of available information as the source data for Global Environmental Assessment is a key part of the process for the assessor. The availability and quality of input data determines the complexity and feasibility of the process. In the problem description phase it is possible to use public available high-quality data from on-line Internet databases and web services, e.g. toxicological properties of chemicals, GIS characteristics and maps and so on.

The main fields of interest are as follows (but not limited to):

  • Web portals, (e.g. Management of Bioindication Methods and Ecotoxicological Tests portal etc.),
  • Internet database used in monitoring to assess the ecological state of the rivers, land, soil, etc. with respect quality of human life,
  • Supplemental ICT tools for environmental information systems as data import / collection / export client applications,
  • ICT tools for analysis of biotic data used in Global Environmental Assessment like Biodiversity application for computation of frequently used biodiversity indices,
  • Advanced ICT application for multimetric comparison of heterogeneous data and metrics of quality environmental data.