Data and models for exploring sustainability of human well-being in global environmental change

G. Deffuant, I. Alvarez, O. Barreteau, B. de Vries, B. Edmonds, N. Gilbert, N. Gotts, F. Jabot, S.J.C. Janssen, M. Hilden, O. Kolditz, D. Murray-Rust, C. Rouge, P. Smits

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-545
JournalThe European Physical Journal. Special Topics
Volume214
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • intermediate-complexity model
  • midlatitude atmospheric jet
  • extreme-value statistics
  • agent-based models
  • land-use
  • water management
  • decision-making
  • food systems
  • total-energy
  • simulation

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