Information and communication technology for environmental regulation: developing a research agenda
Hickey, Kieran R.
AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
The ways in which information and communications technology can be used to support environmental regulation were the subject of an international exploratory workshop in NUI Galway on 20–21 June 2013. The event, ‘Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda’, was funded by NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research, the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, and the Irish Research Council. It attracted over fifty international experts from Europe, the United States of America and Australia. The delegates were experts in law, the physical and social sciences, information systems and web science. The lively discussions addressed topics such as real-time monitoring of air pollution through sensors; large-scale databases of geographical information on the health of rivers, lakes and beaches; satellite-based monitoring of farming patterns; and the provision of information on industrial pollution to the public through government websites. Speakers included academics, staff from non-governmental agencies and personnel from regulatory agencies. Slides and recordings from the event are available online at http://ict4er.org/ict4er-2013/.
ICT , Communications technology , Data ethics , Data complexity , Environmental regulation
KHOO, S.M. & HICKEY, K. 2013. Information and communication technology for environmental regulation: developing a research agenda: workshop report. SCRIPT-ed, 10:4, 486-489. http://script-ed.org/?p=1308