Lazio, Italy, March 16, 2009 - @Cult, the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser in Italy, announce the selection, acquisition and implementation of AquaBrowser Library by Arpalazio (Lazio Regional Agency for Environmental Protection). The implementation will include My Discoveries thereby adding a wealth of social features to the catalogue as well as web spider, federated search, standard conforming sources and additional sources.
Arpalazio is a public body established in 1999 and one of 21 Regional Environmental Agencies (ARPA) Arpalazio works to protect and promote the environment and community health. They promote the adoption of more sustainable environmental behaviour by promoting access to information including communication programmes and activities, education, documentation and training.
In particular Arpalazio operates in the following areas:
- Sound emissions and noise pollution
- Air quality monitoring and control emissions into the atmosphere
- Monitoring of surface water and groundwater
- Quality of water
- Pollution of soil and subsoil
- Measurement of ionizing radiation and non-ionising
- Waste treatment and storage
- Natural and technological hazards
- Laboratory testing for controls on food, drinks, pesticides in support of control activities and food security
- Laboratory testing for the safety of cosmetic products and analysis of drugs
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Education, training, project management, consultancy and information dissemination about environmental issues and sustainability (ISO 14001, EMAS, Ecolabel).