The Irkutsk Regional Information System for Environmental Protection - 'IRIS' assessed the status and dynamics of the Irkutsk Region's forestry environment, influenced by man-made changes and anthropogenic impact arising from pollution sources and other negative anthropogenic drivers located in the region and in adjacent areas. It investigated the responsiveness and vulnerability of forestry environment within the region under different scenarios of industrial development and nature-preserving measures.
The major goal of IRIS were to efficiently share Earth Observation data and domain-specific (ecologic and economic) information within earth science community and regional governance to identify environmental impacts that are both economic and socially responsible. Thus, for integrated environmental management methodical designs were necessary which refer to the complexity of the natural resource to be managed and the difficulty to predict the factors or driving forces influencing them.
Last edited: 28 May 2014
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