OPEN NETWORK FOR LOCAL SELF SUSTAINABILITY, BOOSTING BIOREGIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH AN OPEN DATA SHARING SYSTEM
Keywords: Self sustainability, Spatial Data Sharing Systems, geo-referenced LCA data
Abstract. The paper presents an online geodatabase currently under development. Its name is Open NETwork for Local Self Sustainability and the website address is www.oloss.net.The goal of this platform is to publish and share information about production and consumption chain oriented towards the use of locally available resources. To this end, it provides an open standard of supply chains georeferenced representation, and the ability to georefer data generally used in the context of life cycle analysis of products and services. This standard has the purpose of representing production and consumption chains in the form of Impact Geographies (IGs). This database may provide public administration centers, research centers, NGOs, planners and designers with information useful to develop projects geared towards the optimal use of local resources, consistent with the bioregional development paradigm (Sale, 1985) (Scudo, 2016). The bioregional approach promotes trans-scalar regional supply and demand chains where food and energy are grown, produced, sold and consumed within a certain territorial unit.