Telematics for Environment

Posted on 9/12/1999

by Liz Song ( in MN,United States 

Sustainable development is a cornerstone of Community environmental policy and is enshrined in the Treaty on the European Union. It requires all economic sectors to place the environment at the forefront of their activities. Economic actors together with public authorities must take and share responsibility for the environment.

The Environmental sector is investigating the benefits of providing access to better environmental information to the citizens and to local, regional and national authorities across Europe. Facilitating information flows between different actors is fundamental to improving Europe's environment. Effective management of emergencies require rapid response times. Telematics helps in collating environmental data in a form suitable to particular groups of users. Mobile communications systems that enable access to up-to-date information and provide real time decision support allow to save time and to increase efficiency in environmental monitoring.