The environmental inspection monitoring and emergencies department (EIMED) held a workshop on the “environmental monitoring information system of Kuwait (eMISK)” in the period from March 12 to 13, 2014.

it was attended by ten environmental experts from the GCC countries representing environmental ministries and agencies in their countries and involved in information systems and the environmental censorship.

This workshop came to implement the decision taken at the last meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which was held in Manama after viewing the Kuwaiti experience in using the (GIS) system which won the admiration of environment ministers

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a detailed notion on the environmental monitoring information system of Kuwait (eMISK) and transfer that gained experience by the Kuwaiti team to the participants in a way that they can develop similar programs and initiatives in their countries on scientific basis.

This work shop will enable the participants to start their project from where the EIMED team ended to save time, effort and avoid the problems they faced, and It will also allow them to transfer the Kuwaiti experience to their countries in how to: choose the teams, training them and building National capacities professionally and continuously.

The workshop also reviewed the official environment information portal (beatona), the participants where briefed on the steps in how to: set up the system, the challenges that faced the work team and how to handle them, the data required to build a similar system and how to collect, preserve and analyze those data, The means available on the Internet to publish and share of geo-environmental data with the public Quickly and accurately, hot to arrange data sharing agreements with state bodies and how to prepare, adopt and implement them.

The workshop included eight lectures given by a group of specialized staff, they addressed the mechanisms of evaluating the current status before building the systems, and how to determine the vision, goals, and the scope of work required and how to determine the user needs, gathering and evaluating data, Also how to build geo-environmental databases, Methods of creating the internal network of information systems and the requirements of establishing official environmental portals for the state Which will specialize in viewing legal and technical considerations in the process of data collection and exchange with the state bodies, and the requirements of training and preparation of national manpower.