Tuesday 6
Using Fuzzy Logic Cognitive Mapping as a participatory approach to understand structure, dynamics and change in social-ecological systems.
Steven Gray, Stefan Gray, Barry O'Dwyer
› 11:35 - 12:30 (55min)
› JOFFRE C
Using Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping to combine knowledge domains and scales via a web-based climate information platform: the opportunities and challenges of integrating hard scientific data with soft systems models
O'dwyer Barry  1@  , Stefan Gray  2, *@  
1 : Coastal & Marine Reserach Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork  (CMRC, ERI, UCC)  -  Website
Coastal & Marine Research Centre, Irish Naval Base, Haulbowline, Cobh, Cork, Ireland -  Irlande
2 : Coastal and Marine Research Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork  (CMRC)  -  Website
Lewis Glucksman Marine Research Facility Irish Naval Base Haulbowline Island Cobh, Co. Cork -  Irlande
* : Corresponding author

Centralized national and international Climate information Platforms (CIPs) are becoming increasingly popular and useful supports in delivering tailored climatic and adaptation information to effectively support adaptation decision-making at all levels of government and across sectors. Moreover, online tools, including method like Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping (FCM), deployed through these platforms have formed key supports in enabling decision makers identify expected climatic changes, vulnerabilities and adaptation options. On the basis of work being undertaken as part of the development of Ireland's CIP, this presentation describes the development of iAsess, a web-based FCM systems tool, and critically examines the means by which quantitative climatic and socio-economic information and data is being integrated in order to optimize model performance. Moreover, this presentation will describe how the web-based delivery of FCM-based tools provides the opportunity for the development of nested FCM systems models that afford for the development of an overarching or shared understanding of the effects of climate change at a variety of levels from local to national and across the sectors.

Note: This presentation is being submitted as part of the proposed session: Using Fuzzy Logic Cognitive Mapping as a participatory approach to understand structure, dynamics and change in social-ecological systems.


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