Presentation on theme: "Presented by: Anahita Okazi NSTIC/ISD. Definition Similar to a facility at an ICU unit, the earths life support system is defined as an all-inclusive."— Presentation transcript:
Definition Similar to a facility at an ICU unit, the earths life support system is defined as an all-inclusive environmental and related social system to maintain and improve societal harmony, safety, nutrition, medical care, economic standards and new technology development, an integrated system that supports all sorts of life. It is based on the above concept and definition that the EOLSS has been developed.
Encyclopedia of Life Support System (EOLSS) This encyclopedia is an integrated compendium of twenty encyclopedias was developed under the auspices of the UNESCO is a virtual library presently includes 534 e-books formed from the contribution of 8000 authors from more than 100 countries is peer reviewed is edited by 395 subject experts is monthly updated
The Integrated Encyclopedias 1. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2. Mathematical Sciences 3. Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences 4. Biotechnology 5. Tropical Biology and Conservation Management 6. Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences 7. Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 8. Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 9. Control Systems, Robotics and Automation 10. Chemical Sciences Engineering and Technology Resources (Contd)
The Integrated Encyclopedias 11. Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 12. Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 13. Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 14. Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources 15. Human Resources Policy, Development and Management 16. Natural Resources Policy and Management 17. Development and Economic Sciences 18. Institutional and Infrastructural Resources 19. Technology, Information and System Management Resources 20. Area Studies ( Africa, Brazil, Canada and USA, China, Europe, Japan, Russia)
Audiences There are five major target audiences: graduate and undergraduate students educators researchers informed specialists decision makers and policy analysts
Levels of Hierarchy Theme level Core subjects are introduced. Topic level Branches of core subjects or sub-fields of knowledge are introduced. Article level Different aspects of the sub-fields are covered in depth.