Development of the concept, technologies and services of Atlas Information System Next Generation for monitoring the parameters of the environmental situations in the regions and cities of Europe and Russia

01 January 2020 → Ongoing
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
    • Environmental monitoring
  • Engineering and technology
    • Cartography
    • Geospatial information systems
Project description

The main objective of the project is to develop an Information and Analytical System (IAS), which will integrate the spatial data infrastructure (gathering different kinds of spatial data available on the open data and social media platforms, news media, etc.). The retrieval of these publicly available data will be automatized. The available data will then further be analyzed taking into account the regional diversity of the data sources in order to derive the geo-ecological information. 

A conceptual model of the distributed spatial database (to store the information on the studied objects), a method for presenting data in the IAS, a prototype of this system and a method for using the system to monitor the ecological state of some regions in Russia and Europe (especially Flanders), will be developed. A set of algorithms and tools will be applied to do so.

The IAS will be incorporated in the framework of the World Data System platform - ICSU-WDC based on the Centre for the World Geographic Data System and  the IAS will be a prototype within the framework of the Digital Earth technology.