WIT Press


Environmental Data, Software, Information, And Resources On The Internet — A Review

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV000001

Volume

41

Pages

12

Published

2000

Size

1,177 kb

Author(s)

P. Zannetti

Abstract

This paper presents a review of environmental information available on the Internet. This includes data, measurements, statistics, databases, software, simulation models, articles, reviews, and technical reports. The paper also analyses current trends and provides a perspective on future developments expected in the next few decades. 1 Introduction and overview The "Internet Revolution" is clearly destined to completely transform the way we work, communicate, shop, sell, interact, and live. I found it amazing that nobody really had the vision of anticipating and predicting this change. Nei- ther scientists, nor "futurologists," nor science fiction writers saw this change coming, even though the roots of this evolution could be detected, a posteriori of course, at the dawn of the computer revolution. For example, in the late

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