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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Marmaris, Turkey, from 10 to 16 September 2001.
This book focuses on the current issue of environmental data management in view of the difficulties associated with various aspects of data management, i.e., objectives and constraints, design of data collection networks, statistical and physical sampling, remote sensing and GIS, databases, reliability of data, data analysis, and transformation of data into information. The subject has an international, interdisciplinary nature and constitutes the basis for all environmental management activities.
The book presents an integrated approach to the problem, consisting of:
-integration of different levels and aspects of environmental data management;
-state-of-the-art evaluation of problems and solutions relevant to each aspect;
-integration of views and expertise of scientists from different disciplines and different countries;
-integration of interdisciplinary approaches to data collection and information retrieval.
Preface.- List of Contributors.- I: Introduction.- II: Objectives and Institutional Aspects of Environmental Data Management.- III: Design of Data Collection Networks.- IV: Statistical Sampling.- V: Physical Sampling and Presentation of Data.- VI: Environmental Databases.- VII: Data Processing, Analysis and Modeling.- VIII: Remote Sensing and GIS.- IX: Transfer of Data into Information.- X: Conclusions and Recommendations.- Subject Index.- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms.