A new electronic reference has launched that needs input from the environmental economics community. With the recent public release of the Encyclopedia of Earth (http://www.eoearth.org/), scientists from around the world are joining to create a comprehensive, authoritative source of information about the environments of Earth and their interactions with society. The Encyclopedia is written and governed by experts working in a unique collaborative environment, and it has been released through the initial work of about 350 Authors and 120 Topic Editors. All content is free to the public and free of advertsing. The Encyclopedia's oversight comes from an outstanding group of international scholars, our International Advisory Board (see below).
The Encyclopedia is built, maintained, and governed by experts like you via a specially adapted "wiki," an online resource that allows users to add and edit content collectively. Significantly, unlike other wikis, access to the Encyclopedia wiki is restricted to approved experts, and all content is peer reviewed and approved prior to being published at the free public site.
From the study carbon taxes to the valuation of ecosystem services, envirionmental economics is central to charting a sustainable course for society. I urge you visit the Encyclopedia and to consider joining our community.
Contributing is easy: visit Encyclopedia of Earth, click on CONTRIBUTE TO THE EOE, and follow the guidelines there. The site also contains additional information about the project.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Encyclopedia of Earth
This sounds interesting. Sent to me by Cutler Cleveland of Boston University;