Quality of models for policy support

H. Houweling, G.A.K. van Voorn, A. van der Giessen, J. Wiertz

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Abstract

The Statutory Research Tasks Unit for Nature & the Environment (WOT N&M) at Wageningen UR uses models, geodatabases and indicators in its policyoriented research for PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (see Bouwma et al., 2014) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. This research is undertaken for a variety of purposes, for example for the Nature Outlook reports, the review of the National Ecological Network and the evaluation of the policy on fertilisers and crop protection products. WOT N&M operates a quality system to improve and maintain the quality of these models and databases. This WOt-Paper describes this quality system.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherStatutory Research Tasks Unit for Nature & the Environment (WOT Natuur & Milieu)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameWOt-paper
PublisherStatutory Research Tasks Unit for Nature & the Environment (WOT Natuur & Milieu)
No.38
ISSN (Print)1879-4688

Keywords

  • quality management
  • policy
  • quality standards
  • models

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