ORGANIZATION AND PRESENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FOR OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE USE
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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An appraisal of the status of existing environmental data held by the major cognizant Federal and state agencies indicates that voluminous, unpublished data in various stages of processing exist for all pertinent categories of information. The data are generally filed in local, state, or regional offices, and the practical difficulties in obtaining such information are significant. Adequate fulfillment of OCD environmental data requirements centers around establishing an effective organization structure which will facilitate communication and transfer of information from data sources to the user-in short, setting up a suitable information system. Recommendations are made for establishing a three-part information system which would consist of a an OCD Staff Coordinator for Environmental Information who would be a professional earth scientist, b a Board of Expert Advisers representing pertinent environmental disciplines, and c a directory of Federal, state, and other important environmental data sources.
- Civil Defense
- Environmental Health and Safety