This paper introduces a web-based information management system which has been set up as a collaborative facility to allow key environmental and ecological information access for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) in Kenting, Taiwan. The coral reef ecosystem degradation in Kenting has concerned both public and private sectors, for which a LTER team was formed to investigate the problem. A multi-functional web-based system integrates diverse data collections and analyses efforts of team members during the project span. It also provides authorities with effective information and knowledge for sustainable coral reef management. Three information technologies, web Database Management System (DBMS), web geographic information system (GIS), and Data Warehousing (DW), successfully implement the complex system. Web DBMS is to provide the fundamental data transaction and query, while DW is to support advanced data query by aggregating available datasets. Web GIS, on the other hand, facilitates map-based spatial data visualization and query. Detailed discussions regarding system data integrations and operational functions are presented.
Chang, Yang-Chi; Lee, Meng-Tsung; and Lai, Kun-Chi
"WEB-BASED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM IN KENTING, TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol16/iss3/2