Media Watch on Climate Change

Media analytics and visualization on climate change coverage.

UNEP Live Web Intelligence Platform

Stakeholder dialog about sustainable development.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Decision support initiative to help citizens and communities.

The Geospatial Web

Geobrowsers, Social Software, Web 2.0 - How they shape the network society.

HICSS-54 Conference

Mini-Track | Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences…

Climate Challenge (DecarboNet)

The Climate Challenge, developed within the DecarboNet research…

Environmental Online Communication

Edited Springer book on new media and sustainability.

Climate Change Collaboratory

Research Project to strengthen relations among stakeholders.

The Research Network for Environmental Online Communication (ECOresearch) presents and promotes interactive technologies for bringing together stakeholders of different disciplines and geographic regions to explore the design, implementation and evaluation of new media applications that advocate sustainability and the protection of natural ecosystems. Technology showcases such as the Media Watch on Climate Change, the Climate Resilience Toolkit and the Climate Challenge build upon the webLyzard media monitoring and Web intelligence platform, which is continually being extended and refined through research projects on natural language processing, information extraction, visual analytics and semantic technologies.

As part of the DecarboNet research project and ongoing collaboration between international partner organizations, the Media Watch on Climate Change has been transformed from a news and social media aggregator into a collective awareness platform including advanced support of real-time collaboration among citizens and environmental stakeholders. The platform was outlined in a recent IEEE Internet Computing article and presented by Prof. Arno Scharl at the 46th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, at an expert workshop co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and at the 4th United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) meeting in October 2019.

The Slideshare presentation outlines how to extract and visualize environmental knowledge from online sources, and how semantic technologies can contribute to integrated monitoring solutions and the identification of emerging issues.