Considerations Regarding the Implications of Mobile-Based Environmental Information Systems in Contaminated Soils Characterization

Bogdan Cioruţa, Mirela Coman

Abstract


There is a wide range of Environmental Information Systems (EISs) in industry, public administration and science
which can be classified based on the nature of the information and the type of processing. For the present paper, according
to the impact of the utilization of the EISs in the environmental protection domain, we introduce a new platform system,
as an electronic field-observation agenda, created with App Inventor software for mobile devices under Android OS. The
new application created came as the answer to the actual neccessity to have an eficient approach in data and fieldobservation
aquisition.
The
application
utility
is
reprezentative
for
practical
research
activities,
which
consist
in
politics

and

strategies corelation with reality on the field, as well as for control and usual monitoring. The SoilApp Monitor
aplication, with SoilIdentifier as the 1
st
 functional version, is capable to help the users in the physical characterization of
potential contaminated sites (with heavy metals, oil products etc). Environmental Information Systems, by its particular
implication in environmental impact assessment, in contaminated soils management, requires the complex
interdisciplinary knowledge as well as profound technical information developed in the environment-informatics complex
context. In the present paper, we try to demonstrate that the innovative technology associated with mobile apps, focusing
on soil pollution monitoring and assessment can be an alternative to classical monitoring approach.

Keywords


Environmental Information Systems, mobile apps, soil pollution characterization.

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