EPA Science Inventory

Decision Analysis for a Sustainable Environment, Economy & Society

Citation:

Stockton, T., T. J. CANFIELD, B. DYSON, A. M. VEGA, M. TENBRINK, P. BRADLEY, W. S. FISHER, V. E. HANSEN, M. Small, A. Rehr, K. Black, S. H. YEE, J. CARRIGER, B. R. FAULKNER, AND W. J. BERRY. Decision Analysis for a Sustainable Environment, Economy & Society. Presented at SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milan, ITALY, May 15 - 19, 2011.

Description:

Environmental decisions are often made without consideration of the roles that ecosystem services play. Most decision-makers do not currently have access to useful or usable methods and approaches when they are presented with choices that will have significant ecosystem impacts. The goal of the Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) Decision Support Framework (DSF) Team is to help provide that access by identifying or developing effective and user-friendly decision methods and approaches that empower decision-makers to explicitly and routinely incorporate ecosystem services into their decision-making. To this end the ESRP DSF team is developing an open-source, web-based decision analysis framework called DASEES: Decision Analysis for a Sustainable Environment, Economy and Society. DASEES integrates guidance and decision support tools to implement a five step iterative Bayesian decision process: Step 1 - Understand Content Step 2 - Define Objectives Step 3 - Develop Options Step 4 - Evaluate Options Step 5 - Take Action DASEES will be developed with stakeholder and decision-maker input, through case studies, to ensure the guidance, tools, and templates meet user needs and facilitate the incorporation of ecosystem services in the decision-making process.

Purpose/Objective:

Poster for the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy (May 15-19, 2011)

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Start Date: 05/19/2011
Completion Date: 05/19/2011
Record Last Revised: 09/07/2011
Record Created: 08/22/2011
Record Released: 08/22/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 237777

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM & SUBSURFACE PROTECTION BRANCH