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Design of a data-driven environmental decision support system and testing of stakeholder data-collection

Papathanasiou, Jason; Kenward, Robert. 2014 Design of a data-driven environmental decision support system and testing of stakeholder data-collection. Environmental Modelling & Software, 55. 92-106. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.025

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Abstract/Summary

The aims of this paper are to present the requirements and top level design of a decision support system that facilitates the exchange of environmental information between local level and higher levels of government, as well as to assess the possibility to include the local individual in the decision making process. The design of a tool for data collection and exchange of available data also aims to predict impacts of small-scale locally oriented actions by the local administration and residents on incomes and biodiversity, monitor results of the decisions that follow such prediction and inform central policy assessors to enable appropriate tuning of regulatory and fiscal incentives. The potential of data gathering for use in a DSS was tested by case studies across Europe. The main challenges for implementing effective environmental decision support are now more socio-economic than technical, requiring also a more local-orientated attitude of researchers and government.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.025
CEH Sections: CEH Fellows
ISSN: 1364-8152
Additional Keywords: environmental decision support systems, system analysis and design, environmental policy planning, land use, citizen science
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 14 Jan 2015 16:49 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509386

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