Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking

GeoMAC fire mapping tool.

The USGS has developed an Internet-based mapping tool referred to as Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) to support collaborative decision-making by fire coordination centers. (Image courtesy of the USGS.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

11.375

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course examines joint fact-finding within the context of adaptive and ecosystem-based management. Challenges and obstacles to collaborative approaches for deciding environmental and natural resource policy and the institutional changes within federal agencies necessary to utilize joint fact-finding as a means to link science and societal decisions are discussed and reviewed with scientists and managers. Senior-level federal policymakers also participate in these discussions.

Karl, Herman. 11.375 Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-375-role-of-science-and-scientists-in-collaborative-approaches-to-environmental-policymaking-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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