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Main Title Decision Support Framework Implementation of the Web-Based Environmental Decision Analysis Application DASEES: Decision Analysis for a Sustainable Environment, Economy, and Society.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-12/008
Stock Number PB2012-113149
Additional Subjects Web-based decision support ; Decision analysis ; Web application framework ; Functional design ; Requirements ; Site navigation ; Data management ; Data analysis ; System design ; Software development ; Decision Support Framework (DSF) ; Decision Support Systems (DSS) ; Decision Analysis for a Sustainable Environment Economy and Society (DASEES) ; Relational Data Management System (RDMS) ; Quality assurance (QA)
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NTIS  PB2012-113149 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/21/2013
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Abstract
Pervasive environmental challenges such as climate change, coastal eutrophication, habitat and species loss are rarely the result of natural processes solely, but linked to human activities and their resource management behaviors (Shultz, 2011). The implication of this is that solutions will not always have a straightforward, tame application of science-based actions, but are often wicked problems. Wicked problems (Balint, et al., 2011) are large-scale environmental policy questions where environmental concerns, economic constraints, and societal values conflict causing seemingly intractable political situations. Over the last few decades, advances in information technology have enabled the environmental sciences to evolve from relatively distinct scientific disciplines, e.g., geology, meteorology, hydrology, etc., to a more inter-related systems-based science. When human behavior is factored, the analysis of complex phenomena, such as climate change becomes more feasible (Dozier and Gail, 2009). Dozier and Gail (2009) argue that these analyses drive the need for research into the development of environmental applications that use systems approaches and decision science to enable society to make decisions that address wicked problems.