This book brings together high quality articles exploring the design, implementation, management, funding, promotion and evaluation of networked information systems that advocate sustainability and the protection of natural ecosystems. Case studies of deployed and planned information systems complement theoretical work on the methodological, technological and organizational foundations of environmental online communication.
Table of ContentsPart I: Raising Environmental Awareness Public Access to Environmental Information 1. Environmental Information Systems and the Concept of Environmental Informatics 2. Mobile Access to Environmental Information 3. EnviWeb and Environmental Web Services: Case Study of an Environmental Web Portal 4. Web Coverage of Renewable Energy Online Advocacy 5. Online Communication for Environmental Information 6. How a Small Environmental Group Uses the Web to Inform and Promote Action: A Content Analysis 7. Usability Evaluation of an Environmental Web Site and Its Support of the Organization’s Mission and Goals Environmental Education 8. EFS Global Media Network: Exploring the Boundaries of Sustainable Education 9. An Online Community of Learners in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia 10. Self-Assessment of Consumptive Behavior Based on Material Intensity Part II: Environmental Science Data Sharing and Distributed Internet Computing 11. Biodiversity and the Internet: Building and Using the Virtual World Museum 12. Climateprediction.net: A Global Community for Research in Climate Physics 13. Web Portal and Markup Language for Collaborative Environmental Research Geographically Reference Data 14. Web-based Exploration of Environmental Data and Corresponding Metadata, in Particular Lineage Information 15. Sharing Environmental Maps on the Web: The Austrian EnviroMap System Part III: Corporate Sustainability Sustainability and Social Responsibility 16. System Architecture and Maintenance of the Ecoradar Web Portal 17. Environmental Investment Sites: Sector Analysis and Development of GreenMoney.at Environmental Reporting 18. How to Provide Customized Environmental Reports Properly 19. Harmonizing Document Type Definitions for Corporate Environmental Reports 20. Environmental Information Practices in the Chemical Industry Part IV: Networks and Virtual Communities Online Collaborations, Trust & Credibility 21. Epistemic Communities and Online Environmental Data Systems 22. Communication Processes in Virtual Communities on Sustainable Development 23. Online Tools for a Sustainable Collaborative Economy Knowledge Management 24. CBNRM Net: From Managing Natural Resources to Managing Ecosystems, Knowledge, and People 25. Patterns of Internet Use by Costal Managers: Results of a Survey