Système d'Information Multimédia pour l'Environnement Sub-saharien
Multimedia Information System for the Environment in the sub-Saharan Region

Multimedia, environment, interface, database, image processing, data exchange, decision support, simulation, vision, distributed systems

SIMES is a Research and Development project on information systems dedicated to environmental monitoring systems. It aims at providing a multimedia exchange platform for environment researchers and actors, and to facilitate the dissemination of information produced by the environmental monitoring systems. SIMES aims at integrating the various tools needed for the acquisition, management, processing and dissemination of full multimedia information related to environment. It is dedicated to environmental monitoring systems dealing particularly with the dynamics of socio-ecosystems, the exploitation of renewable resources, and the impact of human activities on the environment, with a first area of application in sub-Saharan Africa. It will provide a ‘generic information system’ in the form of a toolbox to be used by these monitoring systems to implement their own information system. The result should facilitate the networking of all information produced by the numerous research operations and development projects in this field.

INRIA, Institut de recherche pour le developement (France), University of Oxford (England), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Université de Berne (Switzerland), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar (Sénégal), Université de Dschang (Cameroun), Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique de Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso), Institut d’Economie Rurale (Mali), Centre National de Télédétection et d'Information Géographique (Côte d'Ivoire), ERCIM

16 November 1997 - 16 Mai 2001

ERCIM's role:
Project partner

Total budget:
610 000 Euro

Funding Agencies:
European Commission, INCO DC: 472 500 Euro

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