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An Environmental Decision Support System for Water Issues in the Oil Industry

  • Ralf Denzer
  • Fernando Torres-Bejarano
  • Thorsten Hell
  • Steven Frysinger
  • Sascha Schlobinski
  • Reiner Güttler
  • Hermilo Ramírez
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 359)

Abstract

Many decision makers are hindered in their daily work by “un-integrated” systems which can force them to move data around between tools which are only more or less compatible. Because environmental models play an important role in environmental decision support systems, the integration of models into user-friendly integrated decision support systems is essential to the support of such users. This paper presents a decision support system supporting users involved in the protection of the Coatzacoalcos River in Mexico near the largest agglomeration of petrochemical installations in Mexico, which are operated by the Mexican oil company Petroleos Mexicanos. At the same time, the area is densely populated and important for agriculture.

The system was built in a collaboration of the Mexican Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Informatics Group, and cismet GmbH and is based on cismet’s geospatial application suite called cids. It integrates several tools and models into a holistic, user-centered application.

Keywords

Environmental decision support environmental information systems oil pollution environmental model integration 

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Denzer
    • 1
  • Fernando Torres-Bejarano
    • 2
  • Thorsten Hell
    • 3
  • Steven Frysinger
    • 1
    • 4
  • Sascha Schlobinski
    • 3
  • Reiner Güttler
    • 1
  • Hermilo Ramírez
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Informatics Group (EIG)SaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Eje Central Lázaro CárdenasMexican Petroleum Institute (IMP)Mexico D.F.Mexico
  3. 3.cismet GmbHSaarbrückenGermany
  4. 4.James Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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