Politi Konstantina holds a BSc diploma in Physics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2007) and an MSc in “Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters” (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,2010). Currently, she is a PhD student in the department of Geology and Geo-environment at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and works in the NCSR “Demokritos” on the project “ENTEC- Enhancing the capacity for Environmental Technology and Climate Research”, on the topic of climate change, climate simulations and downscaling methods.
Environmental informatics presently is merely the way to link meteorology and pollution sources to population exposure and determine the impact on human health. More importantly, it is a decision aiding tool for local authorities to predict potential atmospheric pollution problems, optimize actions and policy making activities so as to produce the maximum health benefit. The present work, describes the on-going efforts of NSRD to build a cyber-infrastructure for climatic research management (CCRM) that will essentially contribute to the planning, development, maintenance and coordination of NCSRD systems to help process and disseminate climate related information. The foreseen actions will aid NCSRD to develop and establish a long term sustainable data centre, hosting the data generated in the various R&D activities. CCRM is envisioned as a service-oriented, open-source, web-based network of climate research outcome, pollutant emissions, data repositories and existing and new data analysis tools. CCRM will focus on the following main areas relevant to climatic research:
• Air quality modeling,
• Data analysis, and forecasting;
• Emissions inventory development and assessment;
• Use of satellite and ground-based remote sensing information;
• Scientific visualization;
• Communication of air quality data to decision-makers and the public;
• Service-oriented architecture and software development
CCRM could additionally provide data hosting and access services to user groups from other relevant infrastructures in the Region, complemented with data from other relevant networks.