MEMS:mobile environmental management system

Keith Gardiner, Dublin Institute of Technology
A Rizzini, Dublin Institute of Technology
James D. Carswell, Dublin Institute of Technology
Michela Bertolotto, University College Dublin

Document Type Conference Paper

GIS Research UK 13th Annual Conference (GISRUK); Glasgow, Scotland; April, 2005


This paper describes a web-based and Mobile Environmental Management System (MEMS) prototype specifically tailored to perform context-aware queries and updating of spatial datasets. Spatially enabled computing can provide situation aware assistance to both web-based and mobile users by presenting the right information at the right time, place, and situation using context-associated knowledge. Contextassociated knowledge is assembled by combining knowledge gained about information accessed in the past with the activities planned by the user, together with other situation dependencies (e.g. location) of these activities. The MEMS datasets are provided by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the prototype is customised to the specific needs of the Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (GLLFAS) Fish Habitat Management Group's requirements for fish species at risk assessment.