This position paper proposes a vision for the research activity about sustainability in global environmental change (GEC) taking place in the FuturICT flagship project. This activity will be organised in an "Exploratory", gathering a core network of European scientists from ICT, social simulation, complex systems, economics, demographics, Earth system science. These research teams will collaborate in building a self-organising network of data sources and models about GEC and in using new facilities fostering stakeholder participation. We develop examples of concrete directions for this research: world wide virtual population with demographic and some economic descriptors, ecosystem services production and distribution, governance systems at various scales.
- intermediate-complexity model
- midlatitude atmospheric jet
- extreme-value statistics
- agent-based models
- water management
- food systems
Deffuant, G., Alvarez, I., Barreteau, O., de Vries, B., Edmonds, B., Gilbert, N., ... Smits, P. (2012). Data and models for exploring sustainability of human well-being in global environmental change. The European Physical Journal. Special Topics, 214(1), 519-545. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2012-01704-2