Year: 2020 | Month: March | Volume 9 | Issue 1
Environmental Informatics: The Foundation, Allied & Related Branches—Analytical Study
Environmental Informatics is the emerging interdisciplinary practicing facet responsible for the applications and utilization of Information Technology in Environment, Nature, and Ecology. Different other areas viz. Geology, Agriculture, Forestry, Geography, Climatology, Oceanography, etc are also important stakeholders of Environmental Informatics. The branch Environmental Informatics also called as Eco Informatics, Ecology Informatics in some contexts. Environmental Informatics is quite different from Environmental Information Technology. Environmental Informatics interconnects both environmental as well as information sciences for the complete natural processes with language common to both humans and computers. This is still a practicing phenomenon; however, in few countries, this can be seen as a branch of study. There are different potentialities to offer Environmental Informatics as an academic branch due to its wider scope and utilizations. The field is practiced by professionals in forestry, agriculture, ecology and environment, corps and horticulture, geography and geology, etc. In this paper, various internal and related aspects of Environmental Informatics in different areas and sectors are analyzed.
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