U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Stakeholder & Decision Support Research

POCs: Richard Moss and Jennie Rice


Rice JS, RH Moss, PJ Runci, KL Anderson, and EL Malone. 2012. “Incorporating stakeholder decision support needs into an integrated regional Earth system model.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 17(7):805-819. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-011-9345-3.

Related Activities:

Understanding Data Needs for Vulnerability Assessment and Decision Making to Manage Vulnerability of DoD Installations to Climate Change,” as part of the Department of Defense's environmental research programs, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

Developing methods for interacting with users and communicating scientific results in ways that mesh with their decision-making processes is an important challenge for PRIMA. PRIMA’s stakeholder decision support research combines interactions with regional stakeholders and a broad literature review of region-specific mitigation and adaptation research and strategies for decision-relevant communication. Key objectives include:

  • Developing a typology of regional mitigation and adaptation decisions, criteria used for comparing alternatives, key uncertainties, and decision processes
  • Using the typology to categorize regional stakeholders and decision questions for PRIMA’s numerical experiments and uncertainty characterization
  • Identifying decision support strategies and tools to facilitate stakeholder interactions for applying PRIMA to regional decision making.

In addition to supporting future pilot simulation exercises, this research will explore participatory scenario methods for cross-scale analysis, linking regional contexts to larger-scale climate and socioeconomic scenarios.

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