We see three different types of researchers related to ICT-ENSURE:

  • Researchers in environmental sciences: Experts in the field of the environment (generally universities and research organisations) applying ICT to improve their capacity to monitor and predict; these actors generally assume an observational stance with respect to the environment.
  • Researchers in ICT for the environment: Experts in ICT research, development and application related to environmental topics (e.g. climate models, GIS) investigating open research questions (research organisations and universities, FP6/7 participants, members of environmental protection agencies, EEA and JRC)
  • Researchers in Socio-Economics: Experts (and policy consultants) in the area of the Information Society in its economic and societal aspects or in specific fields such as health, agriculture and economics, all approaching the ICT-ENSURE problem space as a question of sustainable development including both the environment and human communities within it.
Community Stakeholders

Associations, NGOs, Networks representing communities who have in common special emphasis on dissemination and awareness activities, e.g. who want to raise awareness about environmental change or want to promote the potential of ICT for sustainable development etc.


Organisation in the private sector developing products and/or services in the field of ICT applied to environmental protection, corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting etc.

Policy Makers

Individuals in official bodies who have the authority to make decisions about which problems within a particular sector, i.e. ICT for sustainability, are to be addressed and how these problems are to be handled.

Interested Public

People who are interested in the environmental change and in potential solutions influencing this change.