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Science - policy interfaces in impact assessment procedures

Bäcklund, Ann-Katrin LU ; Bousset, Jean-Paul; Brogaard, Sara LU ; Macombe, Catherine; Taverne, Marie and van Ittersum, Martin (2010) In Environmental and agricultural modelling: integrated approaches for policy impact assessment p.275-294
Abstract
Modelling tools used in impact assessment procedures can be regarded as tools for communication between science and policy. In order to create an integrated system for modelling not only the scientific components have to be in place but also the science/policy interfaces in the assessment procedures have to be identified and their social dynamics understood.

To make a system like SEAMLESS Integrated Framework (SEAMLESS-IF) applicable in a European decision-making process interaction with potential users of the system is needed during different stages of development. We are here describing some of the interactive work performed to enable user involvement in the development of the framework and the learning that was triggered by... (More)
Modelling tools used in impact assessment procedures can be regarded as tools for communication between science and policy. In order to create an integrated system for modelling not only the scientific components have to be in place but also the science/policy interfaces in the assessment procedures have to be identified and their social dynamics understood.

To make a system like SEAMLESS Integrated Framework (SEAMLESS-IF) applicable in a European decision-making process interaction with potential users of the system is needed during different stages of development. We are here describing some of the interactive work performed to enable user involvement in the development of the framework and the learning that was triggered by this. The two cases presented are SEAMLESS User Forum with participants from the EU administration and the process of setting up assessments in test situations with regional administrations.

The experience obtained from these interactions form a base for the discussion as to whether the design of SEAMLESS-IF is suited to contribute to an institutionalisation of a deliberative impact assessment process.
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275 - 294
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10.1007/978-90-481-3619-3_12
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  author       = {Bäcklund, Ann-Katrin and Bousset, Jean-Paul and Brogaard, Sara and Macombe, Catherine and Taverne, Marie  and van Ittersum, Martin },
  editor       = {Brouwer, Floor  and van Ittersum, Martin},
  isbn         = {978-90-481-3619-3},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {275--294},
  publisher    = {Springer Verlag},
  series       = {Environmental and agricultural modelling: integrated approaches for policy impact assessment},
  title        = {Science - policy interfaces in impact assessment procedures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3619-3_12},
  year         = {2010},
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