European marine information system: Eumaris prototype

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The present paper summaries the activities developed by ETC/MCE, under European Environment Agency (EEA) contract, on the Geographic Information System. The aim of present paper is to introduce some general concepts about the Geographic Information Systems and to investigate the potential of G.I.S. as tool for the assessment of the European seas. Care has also been taken to explain the main technical and educational reasons that led to EUMARIS GIS birth, its evolution in the last year, till to its presentation at the Inter-Regional Forum of the European Conventions held in Venice. GIS is a technological tool phenomenon involving various aspects and different issues; many examples of thematic maps involving that different subjects are shown in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventOceans 2000 - , Unknown
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceOceans 2000
Period1/1/00 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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Caiaffa, E. (2000). European marine information system: Eumaris prototype. Paper presented at Oceans 2000, Unknown.