LiveE! Live environmental information of the earth
Towards the autonomous generation, circulation, processing, and sharing of digital environmental information
The conference meeting
Overview: Activity content
(1)@Education program
It is hoped that a broad range of educational groups, from universities and high schools to elementary schools and alumni organizations can take advantage of this system and its data as educational materials that contribute to an increased awareness of the reality of the earthfs environment and to understanding the necessity and fundamental nature of computers. For example, at the elementary school level students themselves can be in charge of maintaining the digital instrument shelter, or through carrying out extra-curricular classes using actual meteorological data or related statistical data students can experience the link between real and cyber study. This will hopefully have the effect of arousing an interest and understanding among students in science and technology.
At the high school level this will involve instruction from participating universities, including visualization through the handling of tertiary data and being able to experience actual data through information processing such as time-series management and use of the predictive method. By initiating a prize-giving contest we also plan to activate these activities for students. All of these activities mentioned above are expected to be actively led by Professor Hiroki Kondo of Saga University and Professor Reiji Aibara of Hiroshima University, among others, with the existing recipient of the JKIDS school grand prize (currently Ohmori Elementary School, Inzai, Chiba Prefecture) also expected to take an active part in the proceedings.


(2)@Public services
The construction of an infrastructure based on meteorological information and digital instrument shelters means not only coming to terms with the reality of the global environment but also allows for the provision of a diverse range of data to new public services. Irrespective of the provision of regular meteorological data, the system can also function in times of natural disaster and other periods of abnormal weather through use of wireless LAN stations in providing meteorological data, the use of digital instrument shelters, and acting as nodes for the handling of such data. In acting as a communication system for use in periods of abnormal weather, the system can also be used in providing an element of public security.
The system is also expected to provide a range of public services. From the collation of basic data essential for dealing with the heat island effect?the subject of recent attention from environmental science?to information of interest to power utility companies in terms of controlling and reducing energy costs for buildings and meteorological information. By understanding road conditions at times of congestion, using information generated by cars and public transport system, the system is also expected to be able to help support effective civic activities and in easing urban congestion.


(3)@Business development
All of the information mentioned above is also freely available for business use and the ultimate aim of the conference is to create a system that incorporates end-to-end architecture related to the generation, collation, refining, and use of global environmental data. We hope to be able to put this system to use in business development and application in a wide range of fields. This will include measurement evaluation of measures against global warming, such as attempts to reduce CO2 emissions generated by each countryfs industrial activities. It may also involve such activities as generating brands, healthcare management, support for commercial activity, manufacturing support, and the operation of an effective transport system that takes account of private cars.