Teaching EIS Development — The EU Canada Curriculum on Environmental Informatics

  • David A. Swayne
  • Ralf Denzer
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 39)


This presentation is for the implementation of a course concerning environmental information systems. The course consists of: a concentrated set of lectures; a World-Wide Web follow-up; decentralized authority for credit; and, the re-use of modules from other courses and programs. The project ECCEI (EU-Canada Curriculum on Environmental Informatics) is funded by the EU-Canada Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Training and has been conducted since 1997. Eight partner universities in Europe and Canada, from Environmental Sciences and Computer Science, developed the curriculum.

Key words

Enviromatics Curriculum 


  1. D.D. Cowan, C. Mayfield, R. Denzer, A Design Exercise For A World Wide Web Based Graduate Course In Environmental Information Systems, Journal of Computing and Information, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996, pp. 1296–1303Google Scholar

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Swayne
    • 1
  • Ralf Denzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing & Information ScienceUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Saarland State University for Applied ScienceSaarbrückenGermany

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