Abstract: Modelling environmental semantics is a prerequisite for model and data interoperabilty and reuse, both essential for integrated modelling. This paper previews a landscape where integrated modelling activities are performed in a virtual environmental information space, and identifies challenges imposed by the nature of integrated modelling tasks and new technology drivers such as sensor networks, big data and high-performance computing. A set of requirements towards a universal framework for sharing environmental data and models is presented. The approach is demonstrated in the case study of a semantic modelling system for wildlife monitoring, management and conservation.
I. N. Athanasiadis, Challenges in Modelling of Environmental Semantics, Environmental Software Systems: Infrastructures, Services and Applications (ISESS 2015), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 448, pg. 19-25, 2015, Springer.