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Building a Web-Based Knowledge Repository on Climate Change to Support Environmental Communities

Scharl, Arno and Weichselbraun, Albert (2010) Building a Web-Based Knowledge Repository on Climate Change to Support Environmental Communities. In: Organizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society: 3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS-2010), Proceedings Part II. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 112 . Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 79-84.

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Abstract

This paper presents the technology base and roadmap of the Climate Change Collaboratory, a Web-based platform that aims to strengthen the relations between scientists, educators, environmental NGOs, policy makers, news media and corporations - stakeholders who recognize the need for adaptation and mitigation, but differ in world-views, goals and agendas. The collaboratory manages expert knowledge and provides a platform for effective communication and collaboration. It aims to assist networking with leading international organizations, bridges the science-policy gap and promotes rich, self-sustaining community interaction to translate knowledge into coordinated action. Innovative survey instruments in the tradition of "games with a purpose" will create shared meaning through collaborative ontology building and leverage social networking platforms to capture indicators of environmental attitudes, lifestyles and behaviors.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ID Code:26
Deposited By: Dr Albert Weichselbraun
Deposited On:08 Oct 2010 16:07
Last Modified:08 Oct 2010 16:10

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