“INQUIMUS into ACTION - How can scientific assessments inform decisions for problem-solving in practice” was the topic of fourth INQUIMUS workshop. The workshop was successfully held from 19th – 21st of September 2017 at Eurac Research in Bolzano.
The meeting gathered more than 20 participants with four high level keynote speakers and a number of posters representing a large variety of research activities from different thematic backgrounds and presented by Phd students, junior and distinguished senior scientists. The short keynote (or SOTA) talks were followed by in-depth discussions allowing to scrutinise the topics at stake at a level of detail, which is usually not possible during conferences and workshops.
So called, state-of-the-art talks (SOTA) where provided by a diversity of experts and scientists:
Next to these SOTAs participants presented a range of posters, including a review of modelling techniques for multi-risk assessments and climate change adaptation in mountain regions, the Extreme Climate Index: a novel and multi-hazard index for extreme weather events, combining environmental and economic assessment with a desire to facilitate inclusive and equitable decision making, a multi-hazard Bayesian Network approach for the assessment of climate change and anthropic impacts on water quality and Increasing the utility of index-based risk assessment tools - A case strudy from the Philippines. The poster collection is available online.
Most of the time participants exchanged and developed new ideas, thoughts and insights in a range of interactive session.
The INQUIMUS workshop 2017 elaborated on the extent to which combined quantitative and qualitative assessment approaches have been successful in their support to decision making and whether they have contributed in practice to solving problems. Against this background methods applied for (normative or subjective) assessments and ways how to validate the usefulness of scientifc outputs were scrutinised. We argued these topics with stakeholders and users acting at various levels (local, national and international / European) and in different contexts. During the workshop, the following questions were leading our discussions:
• Stefan Schneiderbauer (Eurac Research)
• Stefan Kienberger (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Austria)
• Stefan Lang (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Austria)
• Marc Zebisch (Eurac Research)
• Andrea Critto (University Ca' Foscari Venice – Italy)
• Silvia Torresan (University Ca' Foscari Venice – Italy)
For INQUIMUS 2017 SOTA presentations, posters, participant list and documentation please log in here.