Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Modelling"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)
Prof. Dr. Allan Brimicombe (Website)
Centre for Geo-Information Studies, University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, UK
Interests: GIS & environmental simulation modelling; spatial data analysis & data mining; modelling of spatial phenomena; modelling crime, deprivation and social exclusion; spatial data quality; fuzzy concepts in GIS; location-based services (LBS)
Environmental simulation models provide a solution exploration space for many of the key issues and problems we face in the custodianship of our planet. The turn of the decade is a good time to take stock of the state-of-the-art and the new or remaining challenges for the research agenda. This special issue on Advances in Environmental Modelling will include within its remit simulation modelling of physical, biological, economic and socio-cultural environments. The theme will incorporate not only advances in the approaches to environmental modelling per se, but a more broader view on the evolving contributions that these models make in decision-making and to the sustainability agenda.
Prof. Dr. Allan Brimicombe
- agent-based and component-based approaches to environmental modelling
- coupling environmental models with GIS and geocomputational toolsets
- modelling economic, social and cultural impacts of climate change
- modelling environmental justice
- environmental modelling in strategic and environmental impact assessment
- risk/cost analysis of hazards
- data quality issues and modelling uncertainty in relation to predictive
- real-time systems
- contingency planning and emergency response
- visualisation and communication with stakeholders
- participatory and mediated approaches
- management and decision support, including underpinning sustainability
- open source software