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A simulation interface designed for improved user interaction and learning in water quality modelling software

Moeseneder, Christian and Dutra, Leo and Thebaud, Olivier and Ellis, Nick and Boschetti, Fabio and Tickell, Sharon and Dichmont, Cathy and De La Mare, William and Pascual, Ricardo and Cannard, Toni (2015) A simulation interface designed for improved user interaction and learning in water quality modelling software. Environmental Modelling & Software, 70 . pp. 86-96. ISSN 1364-8152

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    Abstract

    Traditional simulation software that supports management decisions is configured and run by experienced scientists. However, it is often criticised for its lack of interactivity, not only in the application of decisions but also in the display of results. This paper presents the simulation interface of software with management strategy evaluation capabilities and its capacity to enable resource managers to learn about water quality management as evaluated in a workshop setting. The software ‘MSE Tool’ is not intended to produce definitive real-world advice but provides a test-bed for managers to interactively design strategies and explore the complexities inherent to water quality management using a simple, yet effective, user interface. MSE Tool has been used in a pilot application that simulated the effects of management strategies applied in catchments and their effects on riverine, estuarine and marine water quality in South East Queensland, Australia. The approach and the software are suitable for reuse in other management strategy evaluation projects.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 12:18
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 12:11
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8272
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