A virtual observatory for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation
Technologies for environmental observation and modelling are advancing quickly. Integrating such real-time observation and simulation in a web environment is sometimes referred to as a virtual observatory. Many prototypes are currently implemented worldwide. This project explores whether such technology can be useful in a poverty allevation context. Such settings are typically faced with issues of large predictive uncertainties, limited resources, limited local scientific capacity. Therefore, we try to develop prototypes that allow us to work in a bottom-up, interdisciplinary approach.