18.06.2008 | Poland
S&T Poland Develops an IT system for a National Eco-Portal
Project volume: over 1.1 million euros
Within the system, S&T will create multiple data-access levels and will be training the administrators and users of the system. These will primarily be staff from state and local administrative agencies that are responsible for maintenance of the environmental databases in Poland . Currently, data is obtained from a multitude of various databases, registers and catalogs, which often differ greatly as far as their structure, area of validity and update cycles are concerned. Such circumstances make it impossible to analyze the data in a consistent manner and allow users to present it via a single user-friendly interface.
The Eco-Portal Service ( www.ekoportal.pl ) will disseminate environmental protection information relating to Poland , as well as information about funding available for environment-related projects. In addition, data relating to eco-tourism, nature conservation and waste processing and recycling will be made available. “The flexibility of the system, allowing interactive communication with citizens, means that the system itself can be influenced by users, administrative staff, environmental activists, scientists and those interested in the environment. I am confident that this service will raise ecological awareness in society, support environmentally friendly behavior, promote active living and create new opportunities for the Eco-Portal to become Poland’s ecological Internet window on the world“, said Cezary Starczewski, Director of the Center for Environmental Information.
* Geographic Information System