The Environmental Applications Reference Thesaurus (EARTh) has been compiled and is maintained by the CNR-IIA-EKOLab to facilitate the indexing, retrieval, harmonizing and integration of human- and machine-readable environmental information from disparate sources, across the cultural and linguistic barriers. Ownership of such material always remains with the CNR-IIA-EKOLab.

EARTh has been firstly made available as linked data as an activity within the European Project NatureSDIPlus (ECP-2007-GEO-317007). It is currently maintained in the context of LusTRE, a framework under development within the EU project eENVplus (CIP-ICT-PSP grant No. 325232) that aims at combining existing thesauri to support the management of environmental resources. LusTRE considers the heterogeneity in scopes and levels of abstraction of environmental thesauri as an asset when managing environmental data, it exploits linked data best practices SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) and RDF (Resource Description Framework) in order to provide a multi-thesauri solution for INSPIRE data themes related to the environment.

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Author Paolo Plini (CNR-IIA-EKOLab)
Maintainer Riccardo Albertoni
Version Linked Data 1.4, 2013-06-04
Last Updated January 30, 2020, 14:15 (UTC)
Created September 6, 2010, 10:31 (UTC)
links:agrovoc-skos 1458
links:dbpedia 1862
links:eurovoc-in-skos 1346
links:gemet 4365
links:thist 1447
links:umthes 2970
shortname EARTh
triples 133315
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