Environmental Decision Making and Information Technology: Issues Assessment

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This report presents a summary of the Information Technology and Environmental Decision Making Workshop that was held at Harvard University, October 1-3, 1998. Over sixty participants from across the US took part in discussions that focused on the current practice of using information technology to support environmental decision making and on future considerations of information technology development, information policies, and data quality issues in this area. Current practice is focusing on geographic information systems and visualization tools, Internet applications, and data warehousing. In addition, numerous organizations are developing environmental enterprise systems to integrate environmental information resources. Plaguing these efforts are ... continued below

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Barg, S.; Fletcher, T.; Mechling, J.; Tonn, B. & Turner, R. May 1, 1999.

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This report presents a summary of the Information Technology and Environmental Decision Making Workshop that was held at Harvard University, October 1-3, 1998. Over sixty participants from across the US took part in discussions that focused on the current practice of using information technology to support environmental decision making and on future considerations of information technology development, information policies, and data quality issues in this area. Current practice is focusing on geographic information systems and visualization tools, Internet applications, and data warehousing. In addition, numerous organizations are developing environmental enterprise systems to integrate environmental information resources. Plaguing these efforts are issues of data quality (and public trust), system design, and organizational change. In the future, much effort needs to focus on building community-based environmental decision-making systems and processes, which will be a challenge given that exactly what needs to be developed is largely unknown and that environmental decision making in this arena has been characterized by a high level of conflict. Experimentation and evaluation are needed to contribute to efficient and effective learning about how best to use information technology to improve environmental decision making.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/NCEDR-9
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/7911 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7911
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742531

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Barg, S.; Fletcher, T.; Mechling, J.; Tonn, B. & Turner, R. Environmental Decision Making and Information Technology: Issues Assessment, report, May 1, 1999; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742531/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.