get important information to interested parties it is necessary to compile available
studies of decarbonization initiatives into a user friendly database which can
be posted online. To support these
activities the following phases of this project need to be implemented:
1 – Compile available decarbonization studies *
A search should be implemented to identify all
available decarbonization studies. The intention is to incorporate these
studies into a user friendly database. A
data structure will need to be developed that allows for the inclusion of
critical and ancillary data flags that represent the content of these studies
in order to facilitates user searches.
Phase 2 – Development and population of
Based on the insight developed in Phase 1, a
database structure will need to be developed and populated with the preliminary
studies compiled in Phase 1. To ensure the database is functional in the
future, it may be necessary to use a runtime version of Access or develop a web based data storage system.
3 - Database testing
Test the populated database, including:
to upload and download studies.
The database should be updated based on
comments received from the testers
Phase 4 – Posting the database on the
website and update annually.
· The posting of
the database will need to be made to a secure website. The site should be set up to allow others to
submit additional studies electronically.
Submitted data will need to be vetted prior to inclusion in the next
update. Search functions will need to be set up to allow users to easily locate
appropriate studies. It may be possible
to find an academic institute or government agency that could host the site and
help with updates.
· Once the database
is operational, develop a list of groups that have implemented successful
decarbonization project and would like to communicate their findings to others
who may be interested in implementing something similar. Reach out to the
identified groups and encourage them to submit their information to the
· Develop a list of
ports or other groups or agencies who could be interested in decarbonization
and contact them via email and electronic postings noting the accessibility of
the database and the information that it is designed to store.
· Consider a
campaign to demonstrate the database at conferences and workshops.