of Environmental Information Systems (ARSIE) is a non profit
association created in May 1999.
It is an animation and concertation structure for organizations
and resource persons having or using information in relation to environment
What are the ARSIE Objectives ?
Facilitate and dynamize the circulation of information and reliable data concerning environment in Madagascar.
Contribute to an enlarged vision of environmental issues,
that is coherent with the requirements of sustainable development.
Gather organizations and resource persons who produce, have or use information in relation to environment.
Develop strategies of networking of SIR
(systems of environmental information).
Make people aware of what is available in Madagascar in terms of data, competence and experiences in the field of environment.
What are the ARSIE's activities ?
Production and diffusion of metadata of the members .
Diagnosis, data acquisition in a standard form,
consolidation and catalogue of metadata existing in the institutions .
Members training for the use of the WinIsis software.
Expertise offer as regards metadata in various national or international projects :
- Informational updating with Mediaterre
- RAIN (network of associations for agricultural information)
- In situ Conservation of crop wild relatives
Implementation of a conceptual model of information exchange between ARSIE and the two regions
(2 pilot sites, in the Menabe and the Mangoro-Alaotra regions).
Writing and editing of a quaterly connection bulletin : the FEHY
Organizations of exhibitions with conferences -debate.
The General Meeting
is the supreme body of the Association. It is composed of all the members of the association.
It decides on the strategic orientations and the annual work plan of ARSIE.
The Executive Office (EO)
elected by the ordinary general meeting coordinates the different activities of the association. It directs the activities of the commissions and the permanent office.
It sees (to it) that the activities adopted during General Meeting are carried out.
The Permanent Office (PO)
ensures the implementation, the follow up of the activities of the association. It also ensures administrative management of it.
(communication, legal, technical, training, administrative and financial) regularly meet,
and advise the EO according to their competences .