Progress in integrated assessment and modelling

Parker, P., Letcher, R., Jakeman, A., Beck, M. B., Harris, G., Argent, R. M., Hare, M., Pahl-Wostl, C., Voinov, A., Janssen, M., Sullivan, P., Scoccimarro, M., Friend, A., Sonnenshein, M., Baker, D., Matejicek, L., Odulaja, D., Deadman, P., Lim, K., Larocque, G., Tarikhi, P., Fletcher, C., Put, A., Maxwell, T., Charles, A., Breeze, H., Nakatani, N., Mudgal, S., Naito, W., Osidele, O., Eriksson, I., Kautsky, U., Kautsky, E., Naeslund, B., Kumblad, L., Park, R., Maltagliati, S., Girardin, P., Rizzoli, A., Mauriello, D., Hoch, R., Pelletier, D., Reilly, J., Olafsdottir, R. and Bin, S. (2002) Progress in integrated assessment and modelling. Environmental Modelling and Software, 17 3: 209-217. doi:10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00059-7

Author Parker, P.
Letcher, R.
Jakeman, A.
Beck, M. B.
Harris, G.
Argent, R. M.
Hare, M.
Pahl-Wostl, C.
Voinov, A.
Janssen, M.
Sullivan, P.
Scoccimarro, M.
Friend, A.
Sonnenshein, M.
Baker, D.
Matejicek, L.
Odulaja, D.
Deadman, P.
Lim, K.
Larocque, G.
Tarikhi, P.
Fletcher, C.
Put, A.
Maxwell, T.
Charles, A.
Breeze, H.
Nakatani, N.
Mudgal, S.
Naito, W.
Osidele, O.
Eriksson, I.
Kautsky, U.
Kautsky, E.
Naeslund, B.
Kumblad, L.
Park, R.
Maltagliati, S.
Girardin, P.
Rizzoli, A.
Mauriello, D.
Hoch, R.
Pelletier, D.
Reilly, J.
Olafsdottir, R.
Bin, S.
Title Progress in integrated assessment and modelling
Journal name Environmental Modelling and Software   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-8152
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00059-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 217
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract Environmental processes have been modelled for decades. However. the need for integrated assessment and modeling (IAM) has,town as the extent and severity of environmental problems in the 21st Century worsens. The scale of IAM is not restricted to the global level as in climate change models, but includes local and regional models of environmental problems. This paper discusses various definitions of IAM and identifies five different types of integration that Lire needed for the effective solution of environmental problems. The future is then depicted in the form of two brief scenarios: one optimistic and one pessimistic. The current state of IAM is then briefly reviewed. The issues of complexity and validation in IAM are recognised as more complex than in traditional disciplinary approaches. Communication is identified as a central issue both internally among team members and externally with decision-makers. stakeholders and other scientists. Finally it is concluded that the process of integrated assessment and modelling is considered as important as the product for any particular project. By learning to work together and recognise the contribution of all team members and participants, it is believed that we will have a strong scientific and social basis to address the environmental problems of the 21st Century. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Integrated Assessment And Modelling Integration
Multi-disciplinary Teams
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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