Keywords

environmental information system; software reuse; national park management; research documentation; data quality

Location

Session A2: Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems

Start Date

11-7-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

11-7-2016 2:50 PM

Abstract

Within the world network of nature reserves, a national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Beside it´s high value for nature and biodiversity, national parks are serving as sites for research, environmental monitoring, education and training. In order to ensure a long-lasting, central and efficient access to the literature and data on such a nature reserve for all scientists from the respective institutions, a research information portal was established for the National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald. Based on a user requirements analysis, a client-server architecture using open source components was set up. Core modules are a metadata-management component and a geospatial data and map service. Beside their own data, the system is interfacing with external data sources (e.g. semantic network service) using standardized protocols to optimize the information retrieval. Main goal of the system developed is to avoid expensive, redundant data acquisition as well as time-consuming information retrieval for the individual research teams. Furthermore, research becomes more transparent, thus allowing better use of possible synergy effects.

 
Jul 11th, 2:30 PM Jul 11th, 2:50 PM

Scientific Research Documentation - An Information Server for the National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald

Session A2: Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems

Within the world network of nature reserves, a national park is a park in use for conservation purposes. Beside it´s high value for nature and biodiversity, national parks are serving as sites for research, environmental monitoring, education and training. In order to ensure a long-lasting, central and efficient access to the literature and data on such a nature reserve for all scientists from the respective institutions, a research information portal was established for the National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald. Based on a user requirements analysis, a client-server architecture using open source components was set up. Core modules are a metadata-management component and a geospatial data and map service. Beside their own data, the system is interfacing with external data sources (e.g. semantic network service) using standardized protocols to optimize the information retrieval. Main goal of the system developed is to avoid expensive, redundant data acquisition as well as time-consuming information retrieval for the individual research teams. Furthermore, research becomes more transparent, thus allowing better use of possible synergy effects.