A Multi-layered System Architecture for Environmental Monitoring Data Management – Taiwan’s Experience
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Environmental Informatics and Systems Research
Application of Environmental Informatics: Practical Cases
This paper presents a comprehensive system architecture which adopts a multi-layer approach and is based on the web-based platform for environmental monitoring data management, ranging from data collection to applications. This architecture is designed in a modular and flexible fashion. As an example of practicality, the second phase Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network (TAQMN-2) has been implemented using the proposed system architecture to justify its feasibility. The overall structure of TAQMN-2 is described, and two major subsystems, data collection manager (DCM) and data access manager (DAM), are illustrated in detail. Taiwan EPA benefited greatly from the results of TAQMN-2, not only in terms of streamlining the air quality data management but also in upgrading work performance on improving the air quality in Taiwan. The usage of proposed architecture is not restricted to air quality data management; it is also suitable for other domains of environmental science with limited tuning, adjustments, or augmentation.