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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.102

REGIONAL RISK RANKING FOR INTEGRATED LAND-SEA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

R.L. Stevens, J. Ihrfors, M. Schulz
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-08-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 51, 781-788 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.102

ABSTRACT

Models for resource and environmental management should be as specific as possible, but complex, regional environments are highly variable and not readily compared, as would be desired for decision support. This paper presents selected tools to improve the transparency and quantitative character of modelling procedures and databases are presented. These methods are largely related to existing procedures for regional relative risk ranking, but also include system structural analysis and risk classification. Several case studies from the Swedish west coast illustrate that modelling facilitates comparisons and adds transparency regarding the input data and parameter weightings. Multiple databases and multiple perspectives also require iterative revision and verification as part of the modelling of complex environmental systems.

Keywords: risk ranking, coastal resource management, decision support modelling, environment pollution