Building a Web-Based Knowledge Repository on Climate Change to Support Environmental Communities

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[scharl2010, self.bib] Scharl, Arno and Weichselbraun, Albert (2010). ''Building a Web-Based Knowledge Repository on Climate Change to Support Environmental Communities'', Organizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society: 3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS-2010), Proceedings Part II, Springer, pages 79--84

Abstract

This paper presents the technology base and roadmap of the Climate Change Collaboratory, a Web-based platform that aims to strengthen the relations between scientists, educators, environmental NGOs, policy makers, news media and corporations - stakeholders who recognize the need for adaptation and mitigation, but differ in world-views, goals and agendas. The collaboratory manages expert knowledge and provides a platform for effective communication and collaboration. It aims to assist networking with leading international organizations, bridges the science-policy gap and promotes rich, self-sustaining community interaction to translate knowledge into coordinated action. Innovative survey instruments in the tradition of games with a purpose will create shared meaning through collaborative ontology building and leverage social networking platforms to capture indicators of environmental attitudes, lifestyles and behaviors.

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