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ECOinfosphere eco-infosphere


Smart systems - eco-cities
C-IQCollaborative Intelligence c-IQ
BEACONBio- Evolutionary Advanced Concepts
ESACEarth Science & Astrobiology Collaboratory ESAC


ECOdesyn Lab
  © ECOdesyn Lab 2009 – 2012


Climate Change Research & Reporting
US Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy – 2012

US EPA on Climate Change – 2012

IPCC Managing Extreme Events & Disasters – 2012

No longer a liberal issue, the US Military plans for climate change. Scientific American, April 2, 2012

NASA Vital Signs – Climate Change 2012

Eight Student Teams Win National Geothermal Energy Competition, announced May 8, 2012

Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project receives $8.4 Million
from industry sponsors, announced March 29, 2012

United Nations Environment Program

Climate Change Calculus. Newsweek. July 24, 2009
– findings that suggest that sea level rise will be double previous estimates.

David Biello. Risks of Global Warming Rising: Is It Too Late to Reverse Course? Scientific American. February 27, 2009. The negative impacts of climate change are beginning to appear — and we may soon cross a threshold of significant damage.

Report – Global warming cost $125 Billion and claimed 300,000 lives – Global Humanitarian Forum, a think tank run by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan

Scientific American Special Report on Climate Change

Air Travel Carbon Footprint Calculator
The Climate Reality Project
The Clinton Foundation
Smart 2020 Report (2009)

Collaborative IQ & Wiki Links
Concept Maps
Drupal Platform for Open Source Content Management

Enterprise Innovation — Spigit
Envisioning Information — Edward Tuffte

Envisioning Information — Many Eyes (IBM)
Groupware —
Jive Software
MediaWiki, SW of wikipedia

Mind Mapping SW
Moodle Virtual Learning Environment
Ingage Internal Business Collaboration

Podio – Collaboration Tool
Wikia – Community Central

Decision Support
NASA CASA – Carbon Accounting

Disaster Preparedness
ESRI GEO Portal (Global Disaster Alert & Coordination System)
National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) is a modeling, simulation, and analysis program at Sandia Labs that prepares and shares analyses of critical infrastructure and key resources including their interdependencies, vulnerabilities, consequences of disruption, and other complexities. NISAC is under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP).

Earth Observation & Eco-Forecasting
ESA GeoPortal for Satellite Based EO Data
GEO Central Access Portal
GEO/GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)
United Nations (UNEP) Geo-Data Portal

Earth Policy Institute – Lester Brown
National Center for Smart Growth – Maryland

Environment — Green Industry
Google Earth

Khosla Ventures
The Natural Step
Whole Planet Foundation (Whole Foods)

Environmental Organizations (NGOs)
Al Gore — The Climate Project

Carbon Fund
Conservation International

David Suzuki Foundation

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth International


National Audubon Society

National Resources Defense Council

Nature Conservancy


Sierra Club

Sierra Club – Carl Pope's Blog
Trust for Public Land
Wiser Earth Web Portal

World Wildlife Fund

Environment — Research    
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Desert Research Institute

The Earth Institute
Columbia University

Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB): Coastal and Marine Digital Library
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

NASA Goddard Earth Science Data & Information Center
National Biological Information Infrastructure

National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (USGS)
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center

NOAA Satellite Information Service
Ocean Futures Society
Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Climate Crisis – Our Changing World

Spaceviews of Earth –
Gateway to Astronaut Photography

Science Journals & Public Press
Earth Magazine
Nature – Journal
World Changing

Science Blogs
Cosmic Variance – Sean Carroll's Blog

Nature Network Bloggers
Science Blogs

Sustainable Architecture & Planning

BFI Challenge – Idea Index
Connected Urban Development
Design Mind – Future of the City

J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) – Sustainable Labs
NASA Ames Sustainability Base

Embedding smart traffic light technology into systems that include supply chain management of all delivery, not only of manufactured products, but also of food, water etc. focuses on
1) Interfaces between sea, rail and road – removing bottlenecks, and
2) Optimizing cross-systems flows of vehicles and goods.

Better Place
California Metropolitan Transportation Commission 2030 Plan
Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Electric Vehicles — EVWorld
Stanford Center for Automotive Research
Seoul Smart Transport
Transportation Research Board
Wolfram Alpha — Transportation

Recommended talks on Smart Transport
Pravin Varaiya — Better Technology
Elizabeth MacDonald — Better Design

Water (distributed storage, adaptable systems, intelligent meters) is the big, untapped opportunity where smart systems can make a huge contribution. The critical link between water shortage and fire hazards needs to be coupled.
CNN: The Business of Water
Drought Monitor— World Business Council on Sustainable Development
India – Water Portal – Model
Kinrot Incubator (Israeli model)

Links to pdf files of papers coming soon.
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smart card

Zann Gill
speaks at SAP Labs Future Salon
smart systems • smart citizens

Articles & Talks

Al Gore – An Inconvenient Truth & Our Choice

Al Gore – TED Talk

Paul Ehrlich, The Evolution of the Dominant Animal.
Commonwealth Club, April 15, 2009 argues that our traffic and city planning paradigm must change if the human race aims to survive.

Dr. James Hansen, NASA Climate Change Scientist on the urgency of climate change response

Garrett Hardin. "The Tragedy of the Commons." Science. December 13, 1968. vol. 162. p. 1243-1248.

Crisis Response

72 Hours
FEMA – Be Ready

FEMA – Are you ready guide?
UNEP Global Risk Data Platform
Google C-R Tools

National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Sunnyvale – Urban Model

Energy and Security
Ken Berlin. A Framework for Achieving Energy Security and Arresting Global Warming. American Progress. December 4, 2008.

Steve Connor. A Warning: Global Oil Supplies are Running Out Fast. The Independent. August 3, 2009.

Bracken Hendricks. Wired for Progress: Building a National Clean-Energy Smart Grid. American Progress. February 23, 2009.

Healthy Cities
Los Angeles – Model

Problem-mapping for collaboration & visualization:
Data City Research Network

Gapminder World
Gapminder World – Structure
Geothermal Energy Summary
Geothermal Home Heating
Greenbiz News
Green Map System
LEED Certification
National Renewable Energy Lab
NREL Tools
Planetary Skin
Science Daily News
Woods Institute Seminars
Sustainability Consortium
Urban ECOmap
US Energy Information
Visible Strategies

Collaborative Networks
for ECO-knowledge-sharing
Wiser Earth,
founded by Paul Hawken to spur collaboration a startup with a sustainable business model






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Susan P. Gill
Zann Gill