The Bayesian Belief Networks - training video has been put online.
In the RECARE project, WP7 will study the cost-effectiveness of the implemented measures. The main objectives are to:
1. Define an appropriate multi-methods approach to assess costs and benefits at the implementation level and
entire Case Study level, taking into account the impacts of the measures on ecosystem functions and services,
2. Implement the approach for each Case Study with attention to scale, timing and dosage,
3. Explore Case Study level preferences for remediation options and evaluation.
Task 7.2 involves the participatory model development for evaluation of remediation options and is lead by partner 15 (University of Leeds).
The impact assessment methodology developed in Task 7.1 is indicator-based. However, temporal and
spatial dynamics require scenario modelling. In this task we will: i) develop Bayesian belief networks (BBN)
about the functioning of different remediation options, including the pace of change and dosage-effectiveness
relationships where appropriate, and ii) examine motivations (including beliefs, attitudes and cultural aspects)
that underlie the decisions stakeholders make over different options and the likelihood of motivations being
translated into practice.
The presentations given during the plenary meeting in Padova and a selection of images made during the week (including group image) are available on the Padova meeting page.
Note: The page can only be accessed by logging in first.
The meeting notes and the Bayesian Belief Networks instruction video will be made available later.
A series of promotion video's have been produced for the RECARE project and are available online. Video producer ScienceView, from Hilversum-the Netherlands, has produced three excellent video's displaying a number of soil threats and the impact these soil threats have on peoples' lives. Three soil threat cases have been higlighted; Flooding (in Case Study country Norway), Pollution (in Romania) and Soil Erosion (filmed in the south of Spain).
The film about Flooding in Norway shows the magnitude and impact of floodings on an agricultural area near Nord-Fron, that was due to the combination of heavy rainfall and snow melt.
The film about pollution shows what kind of consequences soil pollution can have in an area where there has been intense industrial activity, such as in Copsa Mica in the center of Romania.
Finally, the film about Soil Erosion, recorded in the south-eastern part of Spain, shows what consequences altered cropping systems , in this case oranges, can have on the landscape and ecology.
A nice resume of these three movies is shown in the RECARE Trailer, that summarises where RECARE project is about.
The complete collection of video's can be accessed through the RECARE project Channel on Vimeo, together with the RECARE instruction video's.