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

Arno Scharl, Albert Weichselbraun

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society: 3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS-2010), Proceedings Part II
Editors Lytras, Miltiadis D. and Pablos, Patricia Ordonez de and Ziderman, Adrian and Roulstone, Alan and Maurer, Hermann and Imber, Jonathan B.
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Pages79 - 84
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

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