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3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE


Global Networking and Local Development
Using Cyberspace to Build Sustainable Living space

February 13 - 16, 1997, Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall
Globalization of Environmental Meta-Information Cedar, the Virtual Environmental Hub in Vienna

W. Pillmann

International Society for Environmental Protection, Vienna (A)

  1. Environmental Communication Environmental information is a prerequisite in administrative and political decisions and increasingly in industry, as well. Most countries have environmental information at their disposal and possess more or less developed environmental information systems. In 1991, the International Society for Environmental Protection (ISEP) was entrusted by the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, Youth and Family to administer Cedar, the Central European Environmental Data Request Facility. As an independent, non governmental organisation ISEP stimulates discussion for a sustainable development in interdisciplinary fields like environmental technology, industrial waste management and tourism.
  2. Cedar's resources at Starting in early 1994 with a Web Site, Cedar developed to be Europe's most important and biggest environmental communication and information provider. Primarily, Cedar offers orientation in the net and deals with all kinds of environmental data concerning Europe as well as countries where Cedar partners, like UNEP's Infoterra and Grid are operating. Cedar acts as a clearing house with a growing database of environmental links in WWW.
  3. Metainformation - UDK and CDS The European Environmental Agency in Copenhagen installed eight European Topic Centres (ETC), of which one particular deals with the development of a Catalogue of Data Sources (CDS). The ETC/CDS has the task to collect metainformation, i.e. information about available environmental information, and to develop their tools in close co-operation with the Austro-German project "Umweltdatenkatalog" (UDK). ISEP as a consortium member of the ETC/CDS offers information to UDK and CDS and is now installing a terminology help desk which will support the users of the metainformation system.