An introduction of a platform that visualizes and tracks connections between environmental events.
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A web application which helps interconnect environmental events and track updates on a given subject in a specific region. The platform unites a wide audience of researchers by building connections between topics they study. The public part of the platform gives everyone the ability to discover and follow topics of interest.
If you are a researcher:
If you are an organization or activist:
If you are curious:
A node is a single unit of a network. A node describes an ongoing or completed event in a particular region resulting in environmental changes.
All events are geolocated in order to avoid global events (e.g. "Global Warming"). Similar events in different regions can have different consequences and solutions (e.g. "Air Pollution in Los Angeles, USA" and "Air Pollution in Delhi, India").
Links between events, or nodes, are created using a casual relationship forming a directed graph. Each node can be represented in two states:
[ cause-n, cause-1 ] → selected node → [ effect-1, effect-n ] ^ acts as effect and cause
Besides manual linking of nodes, the platform suggests new connections by analyzing existing nodes.
In addition to the fact that events affect each other directly or indirectly, you can set an influence property value to the link itself. This gives more accuracy when analyzing the network.
Search results may be filtered by problematics and region.
The platform provides different modes of visualization for different use purposes.
The platform provides different levels of access to content editing.
To get access to L1, the user needs to register with his working email of a collaborating organization (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org). To get access to L2, the user needs to submit a registration form that will be approved by current members or moderators.
In order to create a node, it needs to meet the following requirements:
Global or vague events should be divided into several smaller nodes.
The link can be discussed and reviewed by other experts to which connected nodes belong. Links include a status system: