Video: Understanding the Grand Challenges of Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling Webinar

Jun 23, 2021
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SESYNC, The Integrated Assessment Society, and Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling journal


Video: Understanding the Grand Challenges of Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling Webinar

Expanding the development and use of socio-environmental system (SES) models is critical to solving urgent problems situated at the human-nature interface. Substantial progress is being made, but modeling challenges associated with a range of diverse issues remain. For example, these include how to best represent the human dimension in SES models, account for temporal and spatial scale mismatches, and cope with deep uncertainty.   

Based on the 2020 article “Eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modeling,” this recorded webcast explores the present status and future of SES modeling, while highlighting current challenges and paths forward. It is intended for practitioners and scholars who commission, sponsor, or use SES models. It will begin with a pre-recorded presentation by its lead author, Sondoss El Sawah, briefly describing the major challenges. Comments from each panelist will follow and then an open discussion.

Learn more about the webinar and speakers. 

This is the first in a series of webinars about socio-environmental systems modeling. Check back soon for more recordings.

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