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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(1), 15;

A Marine Information System for Environmental Monitoring: ARGO-MIS

Institute of Information Science and Technologies—National Research Council, Via Moruzzi, 1-56124 Pisa, Italy
EdgeLab s.r.l., Via degli Altiforni, 3-57037 Portoferraio, Isle of Elba (LI), Italy
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Received: 4 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 29 January 2018 / Published: 5 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maritime Environment Monitoring)
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Sea shipping routes have become very crowded and this, coupled with an always increasing demand of oil based products, contributes to the increase in maritime traffic density, as a consequence pollution risks have increased. Therefore, it is important to have information systems capable of detecting and monitoring environmental endangering situations like oil spills at sea. In this paper, a Marine Information System, acting as an integrated and inter-operable monitoring tool is proposed and discussed. The discussion focuses on a system that is able to integrate different data acquired from various electronic sensors, and that is inter-operable among marine operators and ship traffic authorities. The available data on the system are all geo-referenced, and flows seamlessly through the system, where they are integrated in a consistent and usable manner. An important result of this integration is the capability to produce a collection of proactive services such as Decision Support ones, which can be used to improve the functionalities and facilities concerned in an intervention operation. Through the implementation of these services, we aim to demonstrate how an efficient environmental management system could benefit from being supported by a Marine Information System that can provide the dynamic links between different data, models and actors. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine information system; oil spill monitoring; environmental decision support systems; proactive environmental monitoring; risk maps marine information system; oil spill monitoring; environmental decision support systems; proactive environmental monitoring; risk maps

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Pieri, G.; Cocco, M.; Salvetti, O. A Marine Information System for Environmental Monitoring: ARGO-MIS. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 15.

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