Invitation to AGU Session H75: "Decision-Appropriate Modeling Throughout the Lifecycle of Restoration, and other, Environmental Projects"
- We would like to make you aware of session H75 "Decision-Appropriate
Modeling throughout the Lifecycle of Restoration, and other, Environmental
Projects" at this years AGU Meeting in San Francisco, December 15-19
(http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/index.php/Main/HomePage). The goal of this
session is not to discuss the mathematical details of model applications and
uncertainty analysis: rather, the goal is to discuss examples where models
have been both successfully and unsuccessfully applied in support of
environmental decision making, and attempt to elucidate the apparent reasons
for their success or failure. The conveners consider the following as
potential topics for discussion:
* Simplistic versus complex models - Do the benefits of complex
models justify their use?
* Deterministic or stochastic modeling? - Their pro's and con's for
decision making and for expert testimony.
* Dealing with uncertainty - Rigorous evaluation vs. communication?
* How can you tell a good model from a bad? - Is there no hope for
the decision maker to tell the difference?
* Modeling objectives - Who sets them, are they realistic, and who
evaluates the results?
* Collaboration with stakeholders - Best practices, new paradigms,
and future directions.
Abstracts for this session are due no later than September 10th, 2008:
please review the instructions on the following page
(http://submissions3.agu.org/submission/subm-ins.htm) regarding submittals.
We hope that you will be able to join us for some lively debate in December
Matt Tonkin, S.S. Papadopulos & Assoc., Inc.
Dave Miller, Fluor Hanford, Richland, WA
Alex Spiliotopoulos, S.S. Papadopulos & Assoc, Inc.