ECOPOTENTIAL

Project description

Within ECOPOTENTIAL, a modelling approach that integrates different types of information into Bayesian networks (BNs) was developed. BNs are commonly used to model socio-ecological systems, as their graphical structure supports participatory modelling, they can integrate quantitative data and qualitative knowledge, and account for uncertainty. However, there is a lack of openly available and easy-to-use tools to run BNs with spatial data over time. Therefore, the online platform gBay (gbay.ethz.ch) was developed, where users can link their BNs to spatial data, run the network iteratively to incorporate dynamics and feedbacks, and add geo-processing calculations to account for spatial interactions. Further information: plus.ethz.ch/research/forschungsprojekte/ecopotential.html

Research themes

Ecosystem management

Integrated landscape management

Participatory planning

Project details

  • Start date:
    December 1, 2015
  • End date:
    June 30, 2019
  • Location:
  • Funded by:
    EU Horizon 2020
  • Objectives:
    Developing an online platform for supporting more accessible and flexible socio-ecological modelling

Project contact

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

ETH Zurich, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS)

Team members

  • Adrienne Grêt-Regamey
  • Ana Stritih
  • Sven-Erik Rabe
  • Orencio Robaina
  • Enrico Celio

Participating partners

Related publications

Ana Stritih, Sven-Erik Rabe, Orencio Robaina Martinez de Salinas, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and Enrico Celio 2020. An online platform for spatial and iterative modelling with Bayesian Networks. Environmental Modelling & Software, 127, 104658. doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104658

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