Environmental Atlas of Europe

The European Environment Agency and Microsoft launched their latest project this month – the Environmental Atlas of Europe (Atlas) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

Atlas, an online portal, uses the intuitive interface of Bing Maps to allow people to view stories about the impact of climate change across Europe.

Atlas initially offer stories from nine places including Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Lapland, Netherlands, Poland and Russia, illustrating how climate change is affecting these areas and how certain projects are mitigating these effects.

Atlas is another demonstration of the power of technology to help inform citizens and policy advisers on the debate around climate change and is a continuation of Microsoft’s partnership with EEA and the development of the Eye on Earth portal that reports on air and water quality across Europe.

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Further Resources:

Environmental Atlas of Europe Video
Ready to contribute to a “Better Climate”?
Eye on Earth Project Demo
MS Software Enabled Earth