Work Package 1: User and system requirements
The objectives of WorkPackage 1:
- To identify and map user groups and the functional requirements for the integrated;
- To formulate concrete data requirements for water quantity and quality, air pollution and health indicators, together with the required level of data and information services and the required presentation (maps, graphs, animations, tabular);
- To initialise and set up a user community of stakeholders who follow the achievements of the project.
Within the lenvis project, services are designed and developed
bearing in mind the end users and their requirements; citizens
and professionals in Europe and in particular youngsters:
Generation Y. All potential users, and in particular,
Generation Y have been involved in an early stage of the
project. User requirements have been established in the three
case study countries: Italy, Portugal and The Netherlands,
making use of questionnaires, interviews, meetings and workshops.
The young generation has been interviewed on their interests,
wishes and future expectations with respect to water, air and
health information. More than 250 youngsters completed the
questionnaire which was developed for their age group. The
children (8-12, and 13-16 year olds) were asked to draw what
they think the lenvis user interface should look like.
Generation-Y end-users fill out the lenvis questionnaire
The main outcomes of the user requirements are the need for:
- Provision of up-to-date localised environmental data;
- Meteorological and air quality models for forecasts and simulation;
- Water quality and quantity models for forecasts, alert and simulation;
- Health exposure and risk assessment models;
- Business intelligence tools applied to environmental data and information
Sander Loos (left), and on the right Ramiro Neves explaining the bathing water quality information sign during one of the end-user workshops in Lisbon.
All the results of the user requirements project phase can be found on this website in Report: "D1.2 User requirements report".
Together with the professional end users an overview of data sources and data providers that are relevant for the lenvis case
studies has been prepared. The results can be found on this website, in Report: "D1.3 State-of-the-art overview of data sources and
Currently testing of lenvis outcomes is done in WorkPackage.
User groups are involved in Italy, Portugal and The Netherlands
for different testing procedures. A seminar with users is
scheduled for 30 September 2010, when users will be informed on
their evaluation so far, and be invited to remain active for
the next phase of the project.