Land, food, energy, water and climate are interconnected, comprising a coherent system (the ‘Nexus’), dominated by complexity and feedback.The integrated management of the Nexus is critical to secure the efficient and sustainable management of nexus resources.
‘SIM4NEXUS’ aims to develop innovative methodologies to discuss important barriers such as policy incoherence,knowledge gaps and other technology related lock-ins to help improved decision-making on the complex nexus interconnected issues. The four-year H2020 project starting in 2016 and running through 2020 with 25+ partner organizations across EU, is geared to deliver ‘complexity science’ based integrated methods, models, approaches, public domain geo-platform for project meta data, ‘knowledge elicitation engine’ for integrated spatio-temporal scale nexus related knowledge components, and ‘game based’ immersive decision-making experience for policy-decision makers.
The Serious Game( to be validated through 10 case studies at various scales) is expected to aid the users (as players) in better understanding and visualizing policies at various holistic geo/spatial scales towards a better scientific understanding of the Nexus issues. Additionally, two strategic serious Games at European/ Global levels are also expected to be developed for demonstration, education and further exploitation purposes, accompanied by a robust business plan and IPR framework, for post-project situation and business potential advantages.
Further details at : http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/202634_en.html