COLLABORATIVE OBSERVATIONS OF WEATHER - A Weather Information Sharers’ Community of Practice

Katarina Elevant

Abstract

Beside occasional disastrous impacts of weather, weather also affects daily life. Societal and environmental challenges of the future include both providing customized weather information in-time due to users’ needs, and detecting climate change and its impacts on land and ecosystems. The accuracy of weather and climatic information is, however, limited by spatial and temporal borders that need to be overriden. Also, weather information services cannot be fully customized, a problem arising from the spatial inaccuracy of weather forecasts and observations. Here, the role of social media, collective and civic intelligence and crowd sourcing should be investigated. This paper envisions a community of weather-interested users that provide usable observations of weather and environmental change, and presents a web-based interface for this community as a new method to collect weather and climatic information. User-generated weather observations can be processed based on principles of collective intelligence and co-creation, in order to improve, customize and personolize weather information.

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Elevant K. (2010). COLLABORATIVE OBSERVATIONS OF WEATHER - A Weather Information Sharers’ Community of Practice . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-674-025-2, pages 392-399. DOI: 10.5220/0002810203920399


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@conference{webist10,
author={Katarina Elevant},
title={COLLABORATIVE OBSERVATIONS OF WEATHER - A Weather Information Sharers’ Community of Practice},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2010},
pages={392-399},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002810203920399},
isbn={978-989-674-025-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - COLLABORATIVE OBSERVATIONS OF WEATHER - A Weather Information Sharers’ Community of Practice
SN - 978-989-674-025-2
AU - Elevant K.
PY - 2010
SP - 392
EP - 399
DO - 10.5220/0002810203920399