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WISE
Waikato Integrated Scenario Explorer
This integrated spatial decision support system is intended to support regional policy development, planning and resource management. It allows future scenarios to be explored and evaluated... Read More WISE is an Integrated Spatial Decision Support System (ISDSS) designed specifically for New Zealand which focuses on the Waikato region. It is developed as part... Read More Land Urban Systems Biodiversity Freshwater regional policy, planning, resource management
TEC tool
Threatened Environment Classification
The Threatened Environment Classification Tool was created to make LENZ (Land Environments of New Zealand) accessible to key biodiversity managers. It is an extension to LENZ that enables... Read More The Threatened Environment Classification is an interactive GIS tool which helps planners identify and set a value on New Zealand‘s threatened environments. Landcare Research has produced a Threatened... Read More Land Biodiversity LENZ, biodiversity, threatened, land environments
KerDST
KerBabel™ Deliberation Matrix
The KerDST Deliberation Matrix aims to help a group of stakeholders understand a particular issue or problem through a qualitative assessment of the problem including... Read More The KerDST (Deliberation Support Tool) including the KerBabelTM Deliberation Matrix (DM) and the KerBabelTM Indicator Kiosk (KIK) is an on-line tool offering users a multi-stakeholder... Read More Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biodiversity Community Air Quality Freshwater integrated assessment, indicators, qualitative
SSYE
Suspended Sediment Yield Estimator
A New Zealand national GIS ‘layer’ to enable reconnaissance-scale estimation of suspended-sediment yields from New Zealand’s rivers and streams. It has been developed by NIWA in collaboration with... Read More SSYE uses a raster-based GIS layer of specific suspended-sediment yield (SSY, t/km2/y) from New Zealand’s rivers and streams has been generated based on gauged sediment yields at over... Read More Land Coastal Natural Hazards Biodiversity sediment, sediment yield, river, stream
Vertebrate Pest Control Decision Support System This DSS is designed to assist a wide range of possible end-users in determining the most appropriate choices of control tools for a particular vertebrate... Read More This DSS has been developed to assist a wide range of possible end-users in determining the most appropriate choices of control tools for a particular... Read More Biosecurity Biodiversity vertebrate pests, pest control, tools, biodiversity
RiVAS
River Values Assessment System
RiVAS is designed to provide an explicit and standardised method to develop assessment criteria and significance thresholds for multiple in and out of river values. The method can... Read More The RiVAS tool (and its underlying method) uses a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) approach and aims to: Establish criteria to assess the river value; Identify significance thresholds for... Read More Biodiversity Community Freshwater river, values, planning, significance
BBN
Bayesian Belief Network
Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN’s) provide a useful integrative tool for linking science knowledge on components of complex land-water-social systems to explore scenarios to optimise benefits of different practices... Read More A BBN is a probabilistic graphical model (a type of statistical model) that represents a set of random variables and their conditional dependencies via a directed acyclic graph.... Read More Land Community Air Quality Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biodiversity Waste Freshwater land, water, social, economic, environmental
MCA
Multicriteria Analysis
Multicriteria analysis or multiobjective decision making is a type of decision analysis tool that is particularly applicable to cases where a single-criterion approach (such as cost-benefit analysis) falls... Read More MCA describes any structured approach used to determine overall preferences among alternative options, where the options accomplish several objectives. In MCA, desirable objectives are specified and corresponding attributes... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater social, environmental, technical, economic, financial
MM
Mediated Modelling
MM aims to: increase the level of shared understanding among its participants, build concensus about the structure of a complex topic and its... Read More The foundations of mediated modeling (MM) are grounded in group model building. Group model building referring to those interventions in which a client group is... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater policy, research, management alternatives
CBA
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost benefit analysis is a decision making tool that aims to assess the value of a proposal or competing proposals on a consistent basis. Read More Cost-benefit analysis is a method for organising information to aid decisions about the allocation of resources. Its power as an analytical tool rests in two main features: costs... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater
Impact Assessments Impact assessment, simply defined, is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. Read More Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of analysing and managing intended and unintended consequences of planned developments or other interventions on the environment, including those linked to... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater