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Description

IDS.410J Modeling and Assessment for Policy explores how scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making.

Students will develop an understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and their role in the policy process through case studies and interactive activities. The course addresses issues such as analysis of scientific assessment processes, uses of integrated assessment models, public perception of quantitative information, methods for dealing with uncertainties, and design choices in building policy-relevant models. Examples used in this class focus on models and information used in earth system governance.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
  • Science Policy Review Unlimited
  • Verification and Validation Unlimited
  • Case Study: Acid Rain in Europe Unlimited
  • Case Study: Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Unlimited
  • Energy Modeling Workshop Unlimited
  • System Modeling Unlimited
  • Class Case 3: Oil Spill / Risk Assessment Part I Unlimited
  • Synthesis and Wrap-up Unlimited

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