Wadden Sea Information SystemEntry ID: GKSS-WATiS
Abstract: WATiS was implemented to facilitate the information
exchange among various research groups and administrative agencies for the part of the Wadden Sea along the German coast in the North Sea area.
A central database WADABA keeps all data consistent. A user piloting system serves as data finder. Interfaces to other database systems and a geographic information system (GIS) are provided. Network ... connections are established. The data is transferred and further processed in locally distributed systems.
The data contained in the central database are structured by project. Thus the data and items are flexible and steadily growing. Up to now the WADABA contains data of 42 projects. They cover themes of sedimentology, biology, organic and inorganic pollutants, some meteorological and hydrological data, and as background information the topography. The region of the German Wadden Sea is covered from roughly the dike line to the 10 meter isobath below sea level.
User manuals, describing how to use the system and data, are available from WATiS (see data center contact).
Start Date: 1983-01-01
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENTATION
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: krasemann at gkss.de
GKSS-Research Centre Institute for Coastal Research / System Analysis and Modelling Max-Planck-Strabe
Postal Code: D-21502
Riethmuller, R.; Lisken, A.; Bernem, K.-H. van;
Krasemann, H. L.; Muller, A.;
Patzig, S.: WATiS An Information System for Wadden
Sea Research and Management.
Pillmann, W.; Jaeschke, A. (Hrsg): Informatik fuer
den Umweltschutz - 5.
Symposium, Wien, Osterreich, 19.-21.
September 1990 - Proceedings.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1990, S.73-81.
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