Title: A Decision Support System for the Management of the Sacca di Goro (Italy)
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC41137
ISBN: 978-0-387-09721-3
URI: http://www.springer.com/environment/environmental+management/book/978-0-387-09721-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09722-0_19
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This Chapter addresses some results of the development of a decision support system (DSS) for the management of Southern European lagoons. The application of the proposed DSS to the management of clam farming in the Sacca di Goro lagoon (Italy) is described. After having introduced some reference frameworks concerning the study and management of coastal lagoons, a general model-based decision support structure is introduced. The development of the tool, obtained within the EU project DITTY, was motivated by the need for a common and flexible framework to ease the integration of the outputs of different models and analyses, as well as to deal with the diversity of socio-economic and environmental characteristics of the application sites. In fact, the proposed structure helps integrate and manage in a clear and structured fashion the information provided by different kinds of mathematical and analytical models of a lagoon ecosystem, such as biogeochemical, hydrodynamic, ecological and socio-economic models. Data and information obtained from the models can be used to accomplish the decision task by application of multicriteria analysis approaches. Finally, robustness of the decision with respect to external factors beyond the control of the decision maker, is considered.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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