Presentation on theme: "Centre for Environment Education ENVIS Centre on Environmental Education (EE)"— Presentation transcript:
Centre for Environment Education ENVIS Centre on Environmental Education (EE)
2 What is ENVIS? Environmental Information System Established in December, 1982 By the Government of India Focal point: MoEF Website : www.envis.nic.inwww.envis.nic.in Focus On providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, educators, research workers, and interested individuals etc. all over the country.
3 Network of Centres ENVIS is Decentralised system With a network of distributed subject oriented Centres (78) set up in different organisations/establishments in the country in selected areas of environment Ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned
4 ENVIS Objectives Long-term to build up a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science and Engineering to gear up the modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature to support and promote research, development and innovation in environmental information technology
5 ENVIS Objectives Short-term to provide national environmental information service relevant to present needs and capable of development to meet the future needs of the users, originators, processors and disseminators of information to build up storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities with the ultimate objectives of disseminating information speedily to the users to promote, national and international cooperation and liaison for exchange of environment related information to promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance environmental information processing and utilisation capabilities to promote exchange of information amongst developing countries
6 CEE as an ENVIS Centre Established 1992 To support the information needs in Environmental Education of the national and international community
7 Responsibilities (defined by the focal point) Building up a good collection of books, reports and journals in the particular subject area of environment Establishment of linkages with all information sources in the particular subject area of environment Responding to user queries Establishment of a data bank on some selected parameters relating to the subject area Coordination with the Focal Point for supplying relevant, adequate and timely information to the users Bringing out newsletters/publications in their subject area for wide dissemination.
8 Objectives of CEE-ENVIS To select, collect, organize and disseminate authentic information on Environmental Education and awareness To support Environmental Educators and Communicators to develop and deliver more effective, innovative, scientific and locale- specific EE programs To promote information exchange among environmental educators To build HR capacity for environmental information servicing
9 Delivery Mechanisms www.greenteacher.org website www.greenteacher.org Various databases on environment and sustainable development Education for Change (EfC) – a newsletter Information Service Centre (ISC) Internship in Information Services (IIS) Query Answer Service
19 Information Service Centre (CEE-ISC) Mission Providing information support required for promoting environment education and awareness for a sustainable future Objective To develop and maintain collections and services to support the present and future needs of current and potential users in the field of Environmental Education and awareness and Education for Sustainable Development
20 ISC - Resources Print and non-print material Electronic databases In-house holdings ( books, journals, videos, CDs) Article index searchable by keywords, authors, titles Environmental websites E-journals in Environment & Development Environmental courses in India Environmental events E-publications – books, reports etc.
21 ISC - Resources Books 17,500 Periodicals 97 National 73 International 24 CDs/VCDs/DVDs 1,000 ENVIS Newsletters Special collection : Books & periodicals for CHILDREN
24 Objectives To impart knowledge and skills for using different systems, tools and techniques including computer and internet technology in library and documentation work and services To impart practical experience of working on projects related to different services in Librarianship and Documentation To acquaint future librarians with diverse information sources in the fields of Environment, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development etc. and equip them to manage environmental library and information systems Internship in Information Services IIS
25 IIS 6-month internship for LIS postgraduates since 1993 40 trained till 2006
26 Query Answer (Q-A) Service Reactive Response and Referral Letters Email Phone and walk-in queries Queries through web sites All 40 offices of CEE provide this service Registering and reporting mechanism
27 Q-A Report Format Name of Group/ Office ____________ 1.Total No. of queries received and processed 2.Number of National queries 3.Number of international queries (Specify names of countries and queries from each)
28 Subject Category Atmosphere Lithosphere Terrestrial ecosystem Fresh water Oceans and Coastal Areas Environment and Development Human settlements Agriculture Industry Transportation Energy Chemistry and Biochemical process Pollution and Wastes Human Health Disasters Monitoring and Environment Data Environmental Law and Institutions Environmental Awareness Environmental Courses Training Programmes EE Products
29 Queries answered/referred Of the total number of queries received How many were provided information directly by you? How many were referred to others? How many were not processed by you?
30 School Programmes CEE Offices Networks Event Celebration Publications Journals International Conferences Partnerships Websites Interpretation Programmes ENVIS ENVISION Training Programmes