Beatona Website- Kuwait Official Electronic Environmental Information Portal

Original Title: 
موقع بيئتنا - البوابة الرسمية للمعلومات البيئية لدولة
Country: 
Kuwait
Producer: 
Environment Public Authority of Kuwait

http://www.beatona.net

www.Beatona.net “Our Environment” is the Kuwait Official Environmental Portal, a “One-Stop Shop” for sharing authentic environmental information related to Kuwait. This web-portal is designed using top of the line technology to present scientifically valid information in simple and meaningful form for the people of Kuwait and the larger world in both Arabic and English languages. Beatona uniquely addresses the different levels of people ranging in different age groups by enriching their knowledge about the environment, and allows them to be part of the system by allowing them to contribute in improving the knowledgebase through various online interactive tools over the internet.

Jury Evaluation: 

“Our Environment”, www.beatona.net , is an impressive environmental portal of the t Environment Public Authority (EPA). The web portal is a one-stop-shop for sharing authentic environmental information related to Kuwait. The portal has been designed for different levels of people ranging in different age groups. The web-portal uses top of the line technology to present scientifically valid information in simple and meaningful form. Last but not least the portal does not only provide information to the people of Kuwait and interested parties abroad, but it also allows allowing them to contribute in improving the knowledgebase through various online interactive tools over the internet.

The information hosted on www.Beatona.net holds a wealth of environmental information in the form of geographic maps, GIS layers and data time series for various environmental parameters (including; air quality, water quality, quality of marine water and sediments, biodiversity, wastes management, and many other parameters). These data help to increase environmental awareness amongst the population and encourage the society to actively participate in protecting the environment.

Our environment has two windows: the Environmental Explorer and the Knowledge Database. The Environmental Explorer is a GIS-based platform composed of five modules that allow the users to project thematic environmental GIS-layers and time-series data on GoogleMaps.  The Knowledge database presents scientific information.

Environmental websites have shown up worldwide and in the Gulf region in the last years, but Beatona.net stands out by its one-stop-shop and the knowledge crowdsourcing.