Reports and Papers

Fedra, K., Greppin, H., Haurie, A., Hussy, C., Dao, Hy, and Kanala, R. (1996)
GENIE: An Integrated Environmental Information and Decision Support System for Geneva. Part I: Air Quality. Arch.Sci.Geneve, Vol. 49, Fasc.3, pp 247-263.

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GENIE, the Geneva Environmental Information System, is a modular information and decision support system that is being developed at the University of geneva under the auspices of the Centre Universitaire d'Ecologie Humaine in the collaboration with: the Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, the HEC Logilab group, the Départemnet de Géographie, the Group des Sciences de la Terre, the Conservatoir et Jardin botanique de la Ville de Gèneve and Laboratoir Universitiare de biosystématique a floristique.

GENIE aims at providing an easily accessible and easy to use, but highly integrated repository of environmental information and decision support tools. Designed as a distributed systembased on a flexible client-server architecture, it brings together various and distributed data and information resources. In addition to descriptive information, the system also provides tools for WHAT - IF analysis, supporting the design and analysis of scenarios of environmental plannin, management and policy, by forecasting the impacts of potential actions. While the system will eventually address the full range of urban and regional environmental problems, the first implementation concentrates on air quality assessment and management, and the energy and transportation sectors as the main sources of emissions.

Key-words: environmental information system, decision support, GIS, air quality assessment, monitoring, ozone, energy planning.

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